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Injured driver requires second surgery

3 years 3 months 1 week ago October 08, 2013 Oct 8, 2013 Tuesday, October 08 2013 October 08, 2013 7:01 AM in Sports
Source: Associated Press

HOUSTON - Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti will need a second surgery on the broken right ankle he suffered when his car went airborne into the fence during the last lap of the Grand Prix of Houston.

Franchitti also fractured two vertebrae in his spine and received a concussion. He had surgery on the ankle last night and remained in the hospital afterward.

Franchitti is expected to return to Indianapolis Wednesday and have a second surgery on his ankle.

Thirteen fans and an IndyCar official were injured by debris that flew into the grandstand. Two people were taken to the hospital.

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