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Drag Racer Ken Singleton has fingers except for thumbs removed

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

High Risk Racing Funny Car driver Ken Singleton’s career is likely over. Sadly, on Friday, he had his fingers removed.

According to his sister-in-law, the doctors operated to remove eight fingers. However, they left his two thumps.

Funny Car Chaos Funny Car Champion Ken Singleton gets suited up to make a pass in his Funny Car
Ken Singleton gets suited up to make a pass in his Funny Car (Photo by High Risk Racing/Facebook)

“They removed the second joint on every finger on both hands,” Tammy Singleton wrote in a Facebook post on the High Risk Racing team page. “They did not remove anything from his thumbs (are thumbs “fingers” or just thumbs? Either way, we are glad he still has two whole thumbs!).”

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With the procedure, Singleton has lost a lot of blood. He had to be transferred to the ICU, at least for the rest of the night, the post said.

“They will see how he does overnight,” the post said. “He is gonna get through this and great things will come from this trial!”

We reported on Thursday that he was going to have his fingers removed. Singleton was involved in a very scary inferno at the season-opening Funny Car Chaos event at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas.

Since the March accident, Singleton has been at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Singleton said previously that this operation on his hands was one step closer to getting him back home to Oklahoma.

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Previously, it was reported that Singleton suffered burns to 26% of his body. He suffered second and third-degree burns.

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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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