Indy 500: IndyCar driver Mike Conway will miss at least three months with back and leg injuries from his frightening crash in Sunday’s Indianapolis 500.
Conway had surgery for multiple fractures in his lower left leg and has been diagnosed with a compression fracture in his back. The back injury was not confirmed until Monday morning.
Conway’s team, Dreyer & Reinbold, hasn’t said who will replace him in the No. 24 car.
The 26-year-old Englishman was injured on Lap 199 when Ryan Hunter-Reay’s car, already low on fuel, started sputtering. Conway was going about 220 mph through the short chute between turns three and four, and couldn’t avoid running into the back of Hunter-Reay. The contact sent Conway airborne and into the catch fence, splitting the car into two large pieces though the driver’s seat remained intact.
He was airlifted to a local hospital after the race, where he had surgery.
The race finished under yellow. Conway wound up 19th, Hunter-Reay, who was not injured in the accident, finished 18th.
Perfect game tickets on sale
MLB: Here’s a chance to buy tickets to a guaranteed perfect game – the one Roy Halladay already threw.
The Florida Marlins today will begin selling unused tickets to the game in which the Philadelphia Phillies ace pitched the 20th perfect game in major league history, a 1-0 victory over the Marlins on Saturday.
All tickets will be regularly priced and on sale both online and through the Marlins’ box office.
Paid attendance that night was about 25,000, a relatively large crowd for a Marlins’ home game. By comparison, Florida drew a paid crowd of 10,115 – its smallest of the season – for Monday’s game against Milwaukee.
Golf section coming Friday
Golf: A trip to Missoula reveals some outstanding golf holes at the Ranch Club, Canyon River and Trestle Creek.
Check out our course reviews in Friday’s special section.