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Funny Car driver Ken Singleton expected to have fingers removed

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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.

Funny Car driver Ken Singleton gives a thumbs up in his Funny Car
Ken Singleton gives a thumbs up in his Funny Car (Photo by High Risk Racing/Facebook)

“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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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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