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Indy Driver Dario Franchitti

Back On Wheels

After 2nd Surgery

10/17/2013 5:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Three-time Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti is rolling again -- just in a wheelchair for now -- but it's a start after his horrific crash earlier this month ... and TMZ has photos of his recovery.

Dario was wheeled out of an Indianapolis hospital today after undergoing surgery Monday on his fractured right ankle.

Dario got seriously messed up -- multiple fractures and a concussion -- during an IndyCar race in Houston earlier this month. His car bumped another one, sailed into the air, and smashed into a fence.

Sources close to Dario -- a 4-time Indy series champ -- tell us he's doing well after surgery and focusing on "getting back on the racetrack" next season.


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Dead account Delete at will    

So what. they go round and round speeding in cars. Most the people there are there to see them wreck. Who watches racing highlights to watch cars drive in circles? no one. We watch to see explosive amazing wrecks. Well I don't really watch. I will watch the little snipits of the carnage though. but that's about as far as I go into racing.

184 days ago
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Bonnie hawkins    

so happy to See Dario on the way to recovery He is a great Driver and lovely sweet man Can,t wait till he is up and about

184 days ago
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Clytemnestra     

This man is a phenomenal athlete so his chances for a full recovery are much better than most. Seems like a great human being, too---no trail of kids he isn't aware of fathering either! Even his divorce from Ashley Judd was classy and scandal-free.

184 days ago
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Clytemnestra     

Poor Skit: Meds not working anymore? But he does seem to be TMZ's own personal troll so his life may be bitter, but it's not completely useless.

184 days ago
5.

elena    

In my opinion this guy is the most attractive athlete out there. Handsome!

184 days ago
6.

Truth    

THE CAR IS THE REAL ATHLETE. ALL HE DOES IS PUSH BUTTONS AND STEER. #TRUTH!!

183 days ago
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The Zombie    

I spent a month in that hospital. It's a top notch place.

183 days ago
8.

Michael Greenwood    

Great recovery, glad to see you back.

182 days ago
9.

Joy    

Skit, that was Heartless of you!

160 days ago

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