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According to friend and teammate Ed Sorbo, AMA 250cc Grand Prix racer Bruce Lind has been upgraded from "Critical" to "Serious" condition in the Intensive Care Unit at Monterey Community Hospital in Monterey, California. Lind was injured when he crashed in a heat race July 7 at Laguna Seca and was hit by his flying Yamaha TZ250.
Lind underwent surgery to remove his spleen Tuesday morning and doctors found no other internal injuries during the procedure. Lind is not fully conscious but is stable and in a rotating bed to prevent fluid from collecting in his punctured lung. Lind has been fighting off pneumonia and infection, but according to Sorbo, "seems to have turned the corner past the most sketchy part." Lind is expected to stay in ICU through the end of the week.
Sorbo also said that Lind's wife Edie is with Lind at the hospital and that she is thankful for all of the e-mailed and FAXed well-wishes that they have been receiving.
Fans who wish to send a Get Well message to Lind can do so at this address:
Bruce Lind, ICU patient
c/o Monterey Community Hospital
P.O. Box HH
Monterey, CA 93942
Messages can also be sent via e-mail, c/o Sorbo, to Sorboec@earthlink.net
The hospital telephone number is (831) 424-7705. The number for the FAX machine in Patient Relations is (831) 625-4568.