NationStates Jolt Archive


A broken man...

10-02-2004, 23:22
Kenny Br├Ąck probably should have died after his crash in Texas last October, but he didn't. He has been operated several times after the crash and here's how he looks like today:

http://www.aftonbladet.se/sport/0402/10/SPORT-10s88brackplat.jpg
17 screws in his ankles, 11 in his left ankle, 6 in right left.

http://www.aftonbladet.se/sport/0402/10/SPORT-10s88brackplat3.jpg
A 20cm (8 inch) long plate inside the tighbone.

http://www.aftonbladet.se/sport/0402/10/SPORT-10s88ryggen.jpg
Three vertebrae screwed together from his stomache/back

As if this wasn't enough, he almost died from an embolism in his lung. But he may participate in the next Indy 500. If he does... WOW!

One thing is for sure, he may have problems at airports in the future. :wink:
Letila
11-02-2004, 00:15
Letila
11-02-2004, 00:19
Now that has to hurt. I certainly wouldn't race after that.

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11-02-2004, 03:53
I think it is amazing that they could put him together at all. I have noticed that some people like to bitch about doctors, but you don't often hear people giving doctors credit. I guess you just hear about all things that went wrong.

Well, I don't know if the hospital hired a construction worker for this partical job, but... :wink:
11-02-2004, 03:56
Now that has to hurt. I certainly wouldn't race after that.

Racing is capitalist. How can you even think about racing at all?
Cannot think of a name
11-02-2004, 04:00
Now that has to hurt. I certainly wouldn't race after that.

Racing is capitalist. How can you even think about racing at all?
While that is currently true to a large extent, american racing in the pre-war era was the passion of craftsmen and mechanics, the very symbol of the idealistic individual. Grassroots racing (not what we're talking about, but still) continues that tradition of people who simply love cars and love speed.