Will Power Fractures Vertebrae In Crash

[media-credit id=72 align=”alignright” width=”102″][/media-credit]On October 16, Will Power was involved in the same 15 car pileup that killed fellow driver Dan Wheldon. News reports Will Power fractured his back in the wreck. The 30 year old IndyCar driver from Australia, was treated and released from Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s  infield care center but he kept having back pains.

Power was then diagnosed with compression fracture to his thoracic vertebrae, one off from the vertebrae he injured in 2009 at Sonoma. The thoracic vertebrae is located in the middle of your back between the lumber and  the cervical vertebrae’s. A fracture to the thoracic vertebrae can cause extreme pain and paralysis.

With 5 months until the 2012 IndyCar season begins, Doctor Terry Trammell says with rest and rehab, Power should be able to recover.


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