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John Force released from Virginia hospital; moved to new facility

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Legendary drag racer John Force has been released from the VCU Medical Center, according to John Force Racing. He spent 15 days there.

As we reported earlier this morning, Brittany Force revealed that Force was given permission to leave the Virginia hospital. On Tuesday, he took an AirMedia ambulance for a three-hour flight to a neurological rehab center.

John Force
John Force (Photo by John Force Racing)

At press time, it was not revealed where the rehab center is. This rehab center will help with his Traumatic Brain Injury.

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On June 23rd, Force was involved in a horrific accident at the PlayNHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park. He had a catastrophic engine failure that resulted in an explosion.

This caused the living legend to hit both guard rails before coming to a stop.

“The 16-time NHRA Funny Car Champion’s departure from the facility to which he was airlifted after crashing at more than 300 miles per hour was considered by family members to be a major step forward in the recovery process,” the press release said. “However, medical staff cautioned that the road ahead still is a difficult one. Force is dealing with cognitive and behavioral symptoms from the TBI and, while he has been able to converse with family and staff, enjoy the company of grandsons Jacob and Noah Hood, and celebrate a Monday birthday with daughter Brittany, he still is prone to periods of confusion.”

At this time, it is not clear how long he will be at this rehab center, according to the family. This rehab center was selected by the family due to “its success in treating other race car drivers with similar issues.”

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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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