Dario Franchitti discharged from hospital after surgery

Dario Franchitti has been discharged from hospital after undergoing ankle surgery following a...

Dario Franchitti has been discharged from hospital after undergoing ankle surgery following a horrific crash at the Houston Grand Prix. (WENN.com)

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Dario Franchitti has been discharged from hospital after undergoing ankle surgery to treat injuries sustained in a horrifying crash at the Houston Grand Prix in Texas.

The three-time Indy500 champion suffered a concussion, a fractured spine and a fractured right ankle after colliding with fellow competitor Takuma Sato and slamming into a fence on Oct. 6.

He was released from Memorial-Hermann Texas Medical Center in Houston on Oct. 10, but was back under doctors' care in Indianapolis on Monday, when surgeons performed a three-hour procedure on his right ankle to repair the talus bone.

He was released from hospital on Thursday, when he was photographed leaving the facility in a wheelchair, and will now continue his recovery process at home.

However, Franchitti is already eyeing a return to the track. Sources tell TMZ.com the driver is aiming to get "back on the racetrack" in time for the start of next season, which begins in the spring.


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