Terry McCarl injury report 2006-05-22

Leg injury prevents World of Outlaws Sprint Series Mean 15 Driver Terry McCarl from racing Concord, N.C. -- May 22, 2006 -- At the conclusion of the World of Outlaws Sprint Series feature on Saturday night at Sharon Speedway, Terry McCarl's car...

Leg injury prevents World of Outlaws Sprint Series Mean 15 Driver Terry McCarl from racing

Concord, N.C. -- May 22, 2006 -- At the conclusion of the World of Outlaws Sprint Series feature on Saturday night at Sharon Speedway, Terry McCarl's car suffered a driveline component failure.

McCarl, who took the checkered flag in seventh, brought his machine to a halt at the top of Turns 1 and 2 at the 3/8-mile oval in Hartford, Ohio, where safety crews quickly tended to him. After he was transported to a local hospital, it was determined through X-rays that McCarl sustained a broken left tibia.

He flew home to Altoona, Iowa, on Sunday and is meeting Monday afternoon with Dr. Scott Neff, who repaired a hand injury McCarl sustained in 1996.

McCarl, who is third in the World of Outlaws Sprint Series championship standings, could miss six weeks of action but the No. 24 Big Game Treestands Eagle will be racing in the Eckerd Outlaw Showdown on Wednesday at The Dirt Track @ Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., and beyond. A driver has not been named.

"Terry is determined to get back as soon as possible, as they all would be," said Terry's wife Lori McCarl. "Last night the pain medication must have been working really well, because he was going to try to qualify at Williams Grove and race the next week."

For updates on McCarl's recovery, fans are encouraged to visit www.terrymccarl.com or go to www.dirtmotorsports.com/sprint.

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