Encouraging Update For da Matta

Posted by Iannucci | 8/10/2006 | 0 comments »
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PaddockTalk reports Champ Car driver Cristiano da Matta is making gradual improvements while recovering from emergency neurosurgery at Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah, Wisconsin. You might recall Da Matta suffered a serious head injury after colliding with a wandering deer while test driving at Road America last Thursday.

"Cristiano's recovery from his head injury continues on a positive trend while still in the intensive care unit at Theda Clark Medical Center. Most of his sedation has been removed and he now is moving all of his extremities spontaneously as well as in response to physical stimulation. We are pleased with Cristiano's progress so far and are hopeful he will continue daily improvement."

While the update sounds vague, “moving all of his extremities spontaneously” is likely the best that can be expected at this point.