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Shane Hmiel To Have Fourth Surgery on Monday Following Crash; Updated 10/31

Three weeks later following a terrifying crash in USAC qualifying, Shane Hmiel is still going through the long road to recovery. Within 48 hours of the wreck, Hmiel went through two successful surgeries: one for a broken back and the other for a broken neck. He then fought his way through a battle with pneumonia and last Monday went through a third surgery to repair a torn artery in his neck. Last Wednesday, Hmiel went through another procedure, this time to insert a tube temporarily in his neck, known as a trach. The trach will be there to help him breath while allowing the doctors to remove the vent. Come Monday, he'll be going through his fourth surgery. When the doctors did an angioplasty on Friday, they discovered that there ...

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