Indy Racing League Indy Car driver, WILL POWER/Penske Racing, will remain in Santa Rosa Memorial hospital for a few more days after a mega impact accident Saturday morning at Infineon Raceway. He T-boned the stalled car of NELSON PHILIPPE/Conquest Racing.

Power continues to be treated for two lumbar compression fractures – L2 and L4. He also suffered a concussion. The sometimes third-car driver for Penske Racing will be fitted for a custom back brace, and then transported to Indianapolis where he will be treated by IRL Orthopedic Consultant, DR TERRY TRAMMELL. Dr. Trammell will determine Power’s course of recovery.

Philippe suffered a concussion, open fracture on his left foot and also a hairline fracture of his right fibula. He is being fitted for a brace and will remain hospitalized another night at Santa Rosa Memorial.

The two racers watched the IRL race from their hospital rooms, but were unable to watch Sunday morning’s Formula One race as the hospital’s TV package didn’t include SPEED TV.

Both cars were destroyed in the impact from Saturday morning’s crash during practice. Penske Racing had a backup car, which was prepared and is on the transporter. Conquest Racing is now down to one race car. Philippe wasn’t scheduled to race next weekend at Chicagoland, nor the Japanese race at Twin Ring Motegi, and the team hadn’t yet decided on the season’s finale race at Homestead. Another driver had already been slated to race for Conquest at the Japanese race.

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