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MEDICAL UPDATE: RICHIE HEARN, BERNIE HALLISKY, RUSTY HURFORD

INDY RACING LEAGUE
Source — Indy Racing League
Date Posted — August 12, 2002
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INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana -- Indy Racing League driver Richie Hearn is in good condition at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis after undergoing surgery on his right ankle, said Dr. Kevin Scheid.

Orthopedic specialists Scheid and Dr. Terry Trammel performed the surgery late on Aug. 11. Hearn broke his ankle in a Turn 2 crash on Lap 24 of the Belterra Casino Indy 300 at Kentucky Speedway.

Bernie Hallisky, the left-rear tire changer for Kelley Racing's No. 78 entry, is in fair condition at Methodist Hospital, said Scheid. Hallisky, of Shelbyville, Ind., underwent surgery Aug. 11 for a compound fracture of his right leg, multiple fractures in his pelvis and a left hip fracture, said Scheid, who performed the operation.

Hallisky's injuries were a result of an accident on pit road during the Belterra Casino Indy 300.

Rusty Hurford, also a crewmember for the No. 78 entry driven by Tony Renna, was transported to Carroll County Hospital in Carollton, Ky. after the same pit road accident. Hurford, of Martinsville, Ind., was released late Aug. 11 after treatment for a minor neck injury.####

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