Franchitti Released From Hospital

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Dario Franchitti
Dario Franchitti
Dario Franchitti

HOUSTON — IZOD IndyCar Series star Dario Franchitti has been released from Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center five days after a vicious crash during the Shell/Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston at Reliant Park.

Franchitti suffered a concussion, two spinal fractures and a fractured right ankle during the crash. He underwent surgery to stabilize the fractured ankle shortly after arriving at the hospital last Sunday.

He will be traveling to Indianapolis where he will be reevaluated over the next few days and ultimately await a second surgery to his right ankle, which had previously been stabilized. Franchitti will be traveling from Houston to Indianapolis where he will be reevaluated over the next few days and ultimately await a second surgery to his right ankle.

“I’m overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and I’m thankful to have such a great family and such wonderful friends and fans,’ Franchitti said. “Thanks to everyone at the hospital and the track who took such good care of me during my stay in Houston. I look forward to watching Scott, Alex and the Target team next weekend on television, and will be pulling for them as they go for another championship.”