Rolex teammates relieved as driver awaits surgery
January 27 , 2014
Teammates were concerned about injured drivers Memo Gidley and Matteo Malucelli but were also relieved since the news could have been worse than it actually was.
"That was one scary crash that could have had a much worse outcome," Gidley's teammate Alex Gurney said. "We were able to see him and speak with him this morning. He is one tough guy, and he's going to pull through this. I told him to take the rest of the day off."
Malucelli underwent surgery and requires another one since he sustained a broken back. It's not clear as to when he will be discharged but reports suggest that he plans on flying home to Italy soon.
Witnesses expected the worst due to the speed and violence but teammates were happy to learn that the drivers had pulled through.