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Old 08-08-2007, 09:03 PM   #1
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DuHamel Has Severe Internal Injuries

http://superbikeplanet.com/2007/Aug/07080817u.htm

You spoke too soon Arturo

After his CT scans and x-rays came back and were examined by medical professionals it was learned that Miguel DuHamel has suffered a lacerated liver, a perforated lung and a bruised lung in his Road Atlanta crash today.

Clearly the lacerated liver is the most troubling of the three injuries although neither of them are to be taken lightly. A lacerated liver can be fatal if untreated. Also, this injury can take an extended amount of time to fully heal. Moreover, in many cases doctors will not allow someone with this condition to do any activity where further trauma is possible.

Persons at the scene of the crash said that DuHamel experienced some sort of trouble near the top of the turn 12 hill and soon after the bike went completely sideways and impacted the turn 12 wall, which had tires, straw bales and airfence in front of it.

DuHamel's Honda CBR1000RR was destroyed in the crash.

Thermometers were cranking all the way to 106 degrees at the track today.

More updates when info breaks.

Speed recovery!!!
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:06 PM   #2
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that sucks, hope he recovers quickly.
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:12 PM   #3
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:13 PM   #4
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Dang I like Duhamel, hope he's alright...
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:36 PM   #5
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Ouch, one of my favorite, most respected racers. Hope he heals up quickly and with no complications.
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That old man can RIDE. Speedy recover and fingers crossed that he's in the long run.
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