Monday, July 23, 2007

Reports: Edwards Hurt In Late Model Race

Roush Fenway Racing driver Carl Edwards was reportedly injured in accident during a Late Model event at Nebraska's I-80 Speedway Sunday night.

Edwards was transported to a local hospital with what sources say appeared to be a broken right thumb after getting caught up in a third lap crash during the 25 lap Super Late Model feature. A car reportedly slowed at the front of the pack, triggering a multi-car pileup that eventually involved 11 of the 28 cars in the race. Edwards walked from his wrecked racer to a waiting ambulance without assistance, and was later transported to Lakeside Hospital in West Omaha for precautionary x-rays. Hospital officials have declined to give specifics of Edward’s injuries, citing privacy concerns.

Carl's father, Carl Sr., said his son's hand "looked broken" after apparently getting caught in the steering wheel during the crash. More details as they become available.

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