Rahal Letterman Lanigan Medical Statement on Driver Pippa Mann

UPDATE #3 Mann said the goal is to "rebuild the right side of my right hand." “Hoping I can start getting better," she said on Twitter. “Need replacement blood vessels, nerves, stealing a tendon from my wrist and a skin graft!"

10/22/11 Pippa Mann, injured in the crash at Las Vegas, said reconstructive surgery on her severely damaged right pinkie finger will be Tuesday in Indianapolis. So traumatized by the horrific accident she still isn't ready to discuss the accident. "I am merely the walking wounded," she tweeted.

Pippa Mann

10/21/11 Pippa Mann, who was involved in the crash that killed Wheldon, said a second surgery on her severely burned right pinkie finger would come soon, perhaps as early as last night. No official word yet.

10/17/11 Rahal Letterman Lanigan driver Pippa Mann had surgery last night to clean and assess a severe burn injury to the little finger of her right hand after the accident in yesterday’s IZOD Indy Car World Championships in Las Vegas. She is being released from the University Medical Center in Las Vegas this morning. She will need a subsequent surgery in 2-3 weeks to fully repair the injury but is expected to make a full recovery.

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