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Racing To Recovery: Shane Hmiel 3rd Surgery Set for Monday, Updated 6:41PM

On a road to recovery that is going to take a long time, Shane Hmiel has been going through a lot following a devastating accident in USAC qualifying on October 10. Hmiel has already gone through two successful surgeries, one for a broken neck and one for a broken back. Hmiel was expected to have a third surgery last Friday morning at 8:00 a.m. for a torn artery in his neck; however, it was postponed because of pneumonia. Since last Friday, Hmiel has been fighting the pneumonia. But because x-rays looked good, yesterday doctors took him out of the rotating capsule bed they had him in. According to updates today from his family via facebook, things are continuing to improve. This morning, Hmiel followed the nurse's commands to open his eye, ...

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