IRL: Hearn, Hallisky medical update 2002-08-13

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002 -- Indy Racing League driver Richie Hearn remains in good condition at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis after undergoing surgery Aug. 11 on his right ankle, Dr. Kevin Scheid said. Orthopedic specialists ...

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002 -- Indy Racing League driver Richie Hearn remains in good condition at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis after undergoing surgery Aug. 11 on his right ankle, Dr. Kevin Scheid said.

Orthopedic specialists Scheid and Dr. Terry Trammell performed the surgery late on Aug. 11. Hearn broke his ankle in a Turn 2 crash on Lap 24 of the Belterra Casino Indy 300 at Kentucky Speedway.

Bernie Hallisky, the left-rear tire changer for Kelley Racing's No. 78 entry, has been upgraded from fair to good condition at Methodist Hospital, Scheid said. Hallisky, of Shelbyville, Ind., underwent surgery Aug. 11 for a compound fracture of his right leg, multiple fractures in his pelvis and a left hip fracture, said Scheid, who performed the operation.

Hallisky's injuries were a result of an accident on pit road during the Belterra Casino Indy 300.

Updates will be released by the Indy Racing League when available.

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Indy Racing League
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Indianapolis, IN 46222

-irl

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