Sunday, October 6, 2013

Dario Franchitti medical update

Dario Franchitti during driver intros for Saturday's Grand Prix of Houston
Credit Lisa Janine Cloud/Skirts and Scuffs

HOUSTON, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 - Medical update from Dr. Michael Olinger, INDYCAR director of medical services:

IZOD IndyCar Series driver Dario Franchitti was admitted awake and alert to Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center in Houston for a concussion, spinal fracture that will require no surgery and a fracture to the right ankle. He will be kept overnight.

Franchitti was injured in a last-lap collision with Takuma Sato on Sunday in Race 2 of the Shell & Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston.


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