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Dec 17, 2001

Kipp Consulting Doctors Today, Surgery To Follow

Copyright 2001, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>Racer Tom Kipp said Saturday that he would be consulting doctors today, regarding planned surgery on his right arm today, to treat compartment syndrome, which causes arm pump and resultant numbness of the arm and hand.<BR><BR>Kipp said his condition, common among road racers, has been getting progressively worse in recent years.<BR><BR>Kipp may also require surgery on his left shoulder; he suffered rotator cuff damage in a crash at Homestead-Miami Speedway last weekend, when another rider rammed him mid-corner on the first lap of a CCS Regional race.