Dario Franchitti Retires From Racing After Accident


Dario Franchitti


Doctors advise Ashley Judd's estranged husband to stop racing after he sustained spinal and leg injuries as well as concussion in an October race.

Dario Franchitti is forced to stop racing following an October 6 car crash which caused spinal and ankle injuries as well as concussion. The four-time IndyCar champion delivered the sad news on Thursday, November 14.

"Since my racing accident in Houston, I have been in the expert care of some of the leading doctors and nurses, all of whom have made my health, my safety and my recovery their top priority. I am eternally grateful for the medical care I have received over the last several weeks. I'd also like to thank my family and friends for their unbelievable support," Ashley Judd's estranged husband said in a statement posted on his Twitter.

"One month removed from the crash, and based upon the expert advice of the doctors who have treated and assessed my head and spinal injuries post-accident, it is their best medical opinion that I must stop racing," he added. "They have made it very clear that the risks involved in further racing are too great and could be detrimental to my long term well-being. Based on this medical advice, I have no choice but to stop."

When asked of the retirement news on Twitter, Judd replied, "Yes, with an extraordinary career, legendary achievements, aplomb & style." Judd added in another post, calling Franchitti "one-of-a kind-racer" and a "gentleman" with dazzling accomplishment.



© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Pregnant Beyonce Is 'Going Into Hiding' as She and Jay-Z Are 'Signatures Away From a Divorce'
  2. Bye J.Lo! Drake Rings in Valentine's Day With Model Twins Whose Surname's Tattooed on His Arm
  3. Report: Michael Strahan Begging to Return to 'Live! with Kelly' After Feud With 'GMA' Co-Host
  4. Beyonce's Ex Manager Reveals How the Singer Is Trying to Save Her Marriage to Jay-Z
  5. Kris Jenner Cradling Baby Dream Kardashian on Valentine's Day Is Just Too Cute
  6. Brad Pitt Acknowledges Angelina Jolie's 'Crush' on Jared Leto
  7. Portia de Rossi 'Livid' Over Ellen DeGeneres Putting Their House on Sale
  8. Scarlett Johansson Doesn't Believe in Monogamy Since It's 'Unnatural'
  9. Kourtney Kardashian Hugs Mystery Man as Scott Disick Remains MIA
  10. Report: Kris Jenner Secretly Advising Lamar Odom on How to Win Back Khloe Kardashian

CELEBS PHOTO