News

Franchitti has surgery after horrorific IndyCar crash

Franchitti has surgery after horrorific IndyCar crash

RECOVERING: Target Chip Ganassi Racing driver Dario Franchitti of Britain dons his headgear ahead of the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana, May 26, 2013. Photo: Reuters/REUTERS/Kirk Debrunner

(Reuters) – Three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Dario Franchitti has had ankle surgery, more than two weeks after suffering multiple injuries in a crash, his IndyCar team has announced.

Franchitti, a Scotsman who has won four IndyCar series, suffered a fractured ankle, concussion and fractured vertebra during the Houston Grand Prix on October 6.

“Earlier today …Franchitti underwent successful surgery to repair the talus bone in his right ankle,” Target Chip Ganassi said on its website on Monday.

“After a surgery that lasted just over three hours, he is resting comfortably.”

Dr. Terry Trammel, Orthopedic Consultant for the IndyCar Series, added: “Tim Weber repaired Dario’s ankle and his surgery went perfectly and just as planned. His post-operation X-rays looked great.

“Everything is positive at this point as Dario continues his recovery.”

Several spectators were also injured when the 40-year-old’s car went airborne and destroyed a portion of the catch fence.

Alex Tagliani will replace Franchitti for this Saturday’s IndyCar season finale MAVTV 500 in Fontana, California.

News from ClarksvilleNow.com

police-tape-1

today in News

Two injured in crash on Ashland City Rd.

The victims were transported by Lifeflight to Vanderbilt Medical Center.

CPD-car

today in Crime, News

Victim injured after shots fired in Clarksville

Police say a victim was injured Tuesday night after shots were fired into a vehicle on Donna Drive.

blanchfield

yesterday in Military, News

BACH staff observes Thanksgiving holiday

See what services will be available during the holiday.

courtroom

yesterday in Crime, News

Clarksville man sentenced to life in prison for drug operation

Sentence is part of a large-scale cocaine distribution conspiracy tied to gangs in Clarksville.

ferguson riots reuters

yesterday in Crime, News

Riots erupt after grand jury clears officer in Ferguson shooting

Police fired tear gas and protesters set businesses ablaze in Missouri, in unrest sparked by a grand jury’s decision not to indict.