By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to a post by the High Risk Racing team, Funny Car driver Ken Singleton will have surgery on Friday. The operation will be on his back.
However, there may be an additional operation while they position him for his back. This operation will be on his hands.
“Kendall will be having surgery on his back on Friday,” the Facebook post said. “If they can get him positioned correctly (this is our prayer), they will be removing all of his fingers on his left hand at least down to the first joint, possibly further if need be. And several on his right hand. They won’t know until they get in there.”
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Singleton was involved in a freak accident in March at the season-opening Funny Car Chaos event at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas. While he was making a pass, his Funny Car experienced an explosion that burnt his car extensively.
He had to be airlifted to Parkland Hospital in Dallas due to his severe burns. At the time, it was reported by the team that he had burns to 26% of his body.
Once his fingers are removed, the likelihood of Singleton getting back into a car again is going to be tough. However, we’ve seen drivers suffer severe injuries in accidents and return to competition years later.
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But driving a Funny Car without fingers is going to be impossible.
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