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Fox to leave hospital soon

The images from the first minute of the Indianapolis 500 still horrify: Stan Fox's race car hurtling head-on into the wall, airborne after a broadside collision with Eddie Cheever.

A month later, Fox is awake and able to acknowledge people as they walk into his hospital room. Because of a tube in his throat, he cannot talk, but he has mouthed some words.

He has improved to good condition and was moved from the critical care unit to a private room.

Dr. Kenneth L. Renkens said Fox likely will leave the hospital for a rehabilitation facility in about two weeks, although it will be months before he goes home. His recovery from his serious head injury will take one to two years, Renkens said.

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