IRL: Sam Schmidt Released Today

Schmidt Released Today Indianapolis, IN: Sam Schmidt was given his release today from Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. After undergoing three separate surgeries on both of his feet due to injuries sustained from the Mall.com 500 at...

Schmidt Released Today

Indianapolis, IN: Sam Schmidt was given his release today from Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. After undergoing three separate surgeries on both of his feet due to injuries sustained from the Mall.com 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway, Schmidt will take a private plane today back to his home in Henderson, Nevada.

Schmidt currently has four pins and two screws in his left foot to repair multiple fractures, and has the top portion of his right big toe amputated. He is not confined to a wheelchair but is able to use a walker by placing the majority of his weight on his right foot in order to be mobile.

He is expected to return to Indianapolis over the weekend of the IRL banquet on November 13 to have the pins removed and have the toes on his right foot reassessed. His overall prognosis is very favorable with every expectation to be back in a car by the end of December or early January-in time for the Orlando season opener.

Those who wish to send cards or other items can send them to either:

Sam Schmidt Sam Schmidt c/o The Las Vegas Motor Speedway c/o Treadway Racing 7000 Las Vegas Blvd. North 6017 W. 71st Street Las Vegas, NV 89115 Indianapolis, IN 46278

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