Jerry Nadeau medical update 2003-05-27

Nadeau transferred to Charlotte to continue rehabilitation CHARLOTTE (May 27, 2003) - U.S. Army/MB2 NASCAR driver Jerry Nadeau was discharged Monday (May 26) from Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond, Va. and was ...

Nadeau transferred to Charlotte to continue rehabilitation

CHARLOTTE (May 27, 2003) - U.S. Army/MB2 NASCAR driver Jerry Nadeau was discharged Monday (May 26) from Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond, Va. and was transferred to North Carolina where he will continue his recovery at the Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation.

At the time of discharge, doctors at VCU Medical Center said Nadeau was improving daily and is on an excellent recovery path.

Nadeau's rehabilitation will continue to consist of physical, recreational, occupational and speech therapy.

Upon discharge, Nadeau's wife, Jada, said, "We are thankful and very appreciative for the excellent medical care that Jerry received at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. It is a facility of the highest standard and everyone affiliated with the hospital was compassionate, professional and truly wonderful to work with.

"We look forward to returning to North Carolina as Jerry continues his recovery. He is doing great and we know that we are going to another excellent facility at the Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation.

"I join Jerry and all of the Nadeau family in extending a sincere thank you to the fans and everyone in the racing community for the heartwarming support that we have received. Your thoughts and prayers are being answered and it is so difficult to put into words how much this has meant to the family."

Nadeau, 32, was admitted to the VCU Medical Center May 2, after an accident during a practice session at Richmond International Raceway. He suffered a moderate to severe head injury, a fractured left scapula (shoulder blade) and lung and rib injuries.

Nadeau was transported from Richmond to Charlotte by MedCenter Air, provided by Carolinas Medical Center.

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Series NASCAR Cup
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