More Surgery For Hamilton
June 16, 2001 | 12:00 P.M. EST
Hamilton was injured in a crash June 9 at Texas Motor Speedway when he drove through oil on the track and slammed into the Turn 2 wall and catch fence.
He suffered severe injuries to his legs and feet.
The latest of his four surgeries focused on transferring muscle from Hamilton's back to his right foot. He will undergo similar surgery on his left foot sometime Saturday.
After these procedures are complete, Hamilton will recuperate for about a week before additional surgery is performed, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kevin Scheid said.
On Tuesday night, a surgery focused on repairing bone in his right foot and minor work on his left foot.
Hamilton remains in stable condition.
While Hamilton continues to recover, his fans have offered their support through calls, letters and e-mails. His wife, Tracey, thanked those people Tuesday.
"I just want to thank everyone for their kind words and prayers,” she said. “We have received literally hundreds of phone calls in the last few days regarding Davey's condition. Davey and I are both extremely touched by all of the sentiment throughout the racing community and, although we would like to answer all of the well wishes and concerns, we need to focus our time and energy towards getting Davey well.
“The Indy Racing Northern Light Series is doing a great job of keeping everyone updated on Davey's condition as it changes, and they will continue to be the source for updates on his recovery for the fans and all of our friends."
Fans can reach Hamilton at this address:
1701 N. Senate
Indianapolis, IN 46202