From press release
After suffering multiple injuries in an on-track accident during the United SportsCar Championship opener, the Rolex 24 At Daytona this past weekend, Memo Gidley has a long road to recovery ahead.
The incident occurred on Saturday when Gidley was behind the wheel of the No. 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance Corvette Prototype when he struck the disabled No. 62 Ferrari being driven by Italian driver Matteo Malucelli.
Malucelli's car was without power and moving very slowly between turns three and four of the road course when the No. 99 "Red Dragon" hit him.
Following the incident on Saturday, Gidley was admitted to Halifax Health in Daytona Beach, Fla. Once admitted, doctors discovered multiple fractures, including his lower left leg and left elbow, along with a lower back compression fracture. These injuries have required Gidley to have two surgeries since Saturday.
On Saturday, doctors immediately addressed the left leg and left arm injuries by completing an almost four-hour surgery shortly after Gidley's admittance into the hospital.
On Monday evening, doctors stabilized and repaired the compression fracture in Gidley's lower back in an extended surgery.
The medical staff will continue to evaluate and monitor Gidley's progress. Because of the type of injuries Gidley sustained, he is expected to spend an undetermined amount of time in a transitional rehabilitation facility in Northern California upon his release from the hospital in Daytona Beach.