Matsuda Released From Hospital

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indy Racing Northern Light Series driver Hideshi Matsuda was released Friday from Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, five days after suffering injuries in an accident May 21 during Indianapolis 500 practice, said Dr. Henry Bock, ndianapolis Motor Speedway medical director.

Matsuda underwent successful surgery May 21 for a fractured right wrist and left knee sustained in the accident. He also suffered a slight concussion.

Matsuda, from Kawasaki, Japan, crashed at 4:04 p.m. (EST) during a practice session between qualification attempts on MBNA Bump Day. His Dallara/Oldsmobile did a half-spin just before entering Turn 3 and hit the outside retaining wall with the left side of the car.

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