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Mar 14, 2001

Update On Scott Russell's Condition

This just in from HMC Racing:<BR><BR> <BR> <BR><BR>"HMC Ducati Teams rider, Scott Russell, is resting comfortably in Halifax hospital following surgery to injuries sustained to his left arm and leg in an accident at Daytona Speedway during the first round of the AMA Chevy Trucks US Superbike Championship. <BR><BR>"Russell was rushed to Halifax Hospital, where he underwent surgery to repair the compound fractures to his left leg and arm. He lost a lot of blood both on his way to hospital and during surgery; a total of seven transfusions were made. Surgeons replaced the shattered bone in his left arm with a plate and placed a pin in his leg. Russell was moved out of intensive care on Tuesday morning but returned that evening after surgery to remove a broken drainage tube from in his leg persuaded doctors to leave the incisions open for several days to try and relieve the pressure build up caused by swelling.<BR><BR>"Despite pain and discomfort, Scott is in high spirits. He was sitting up eating breakfast this morning and complaining – a good sign says Scott's sister Sheri. The former World Champion is confident he will be riding soon and has promised Team Owner, Mitch Hansen, that he will be back on the bike before long. His family has stayed on in Daytona to be by Scott's side and thousands of get well wishes have flooded into Scott's internet site.<BR><BR>"For updates or to send a message to Scott, please visit the Scott Russell website at www.screamingchief.com or for pictures please visit www.hmcracing.com."<BR><BR>; <BR>