Roush recovering after surgery
|By Diego Mejia||Friday, July 30th 2010, 05:56 GMT|
NASCAR team owner Jack Roush has undergone surgery for facial injuries and continues to recover from a plane crash he suffered on Tuesday.
Roush, who survived a previous air incident in 2002, is still listed under serious but stable condition two days after the Hawker Beechcraft Premier jet he piloted crashed while trying to land during an air show at Wittman Air Field in OshKosh, Wisconsin.
On Wednesday, following surgery, Roush was transferred to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where he will continue to be treated for his injuries, which are not life threatening. His passenger Brenda Stricklin, who walked out of the wrecked aircraft, as did Roush, was treated and released from a Wisconsin hospital on Wednesday afternoon.
"On behalf of the NASCAR industry our hearts and prayers go out to Jack Roush, the Roush family and Roush Fenway Racing," said NASCAR chairman Brian France in a statement. "All of us are looking forward to a full and speedy recovery."
Roush Fenway Racing plans to run special decals on its cars this weekend at Pocono, wishing a quick return to the track to the man nicknamed as the 'Cat in the hat' among the NASCAR community.