Long Pond II: Robby Gordon will race with injuries

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Long Pond II: Robby Gordon will race with injuries
Jul 29, 2002, 10:23 AM

Gordon to pilot Cingular Wireless Chevrolet despite ankle injuries. LONG POND, PA. (July 28, 2002) -- Robby Gordon will drive the No. 31 Cingular Wireless Chevrolet in today's Pennsylvania 500 after he sustained bilateral sprained ankles Saturday ...

Gordon to pilot Cingular Wireless Chevrolet despite ankle injuries.

LONG POND, PA. (July 28, 2002) -- Robby Gordon will drive the No. 31 Cingular Wireless Chevrolet in today's Pennsylvania 500 after he sustained bilateral sprained ankles Saturday afternoon in a motocross incident.

Gordon suffered two sprained ankles after jumping a hill at Traxx Motorsports Park at Jack Frost Ski Resort on his Honda CRF450 motocross bike Saturday afternoon. He was with some of the Cingular team members at the time and was immediately evaluated by park physicians.

Dr. Jay Golding, Richard Childress Racing team physician, evaluated Gordon Sunday morning and concurred with the Traxx Motorsports Park physicians that Gordon sprained both ankles. Gordon's left ankle was injured more severely than his right ankle, and Dr. Golding plans to place an aircast on Gordon's left ankle and wrap the right ankle in an ACE bandage for the 500-mile race.

The Cingular team will make the final decision following today's event about whether or not Gordon will test Monday and Tuesday at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International.

-gm racing-

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Robby Gordon
Teams Richard Childress Racing
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