Memo Gidley gives update one year after terrifying Rolex 24 crash
Memo Gidley, who was severely injured in a crash during last year’s Rolex 24, joined the FOX Sports’ broadcast Saturday to give an update on the progress he has made since the horrific ordeal.
The 44-year-old suffered a broken back, severe nerve damage and several broken bones which required multiple surgeries. As a result, he is forced to spend "three to four hours a day" doing physical therapy, various workouts and stretching techniques to get back to his racing form.
While admitting the treatment has been difficult physically and mentally, Gidley says his love for racing has never wavered, and that he is as hungry as ever to get behind the wheel again.
"I’m very hungry (to get back in the car)," said Gidley on the broadcast. "I definitely want to get back out there, but number one is to get back 100% strong or nearly 100% strong before I can make that happen."
Gidley also took a few moments to thank everyone from the IMSA safety crew, the Halifax medical crew where he first received treatment and his family and friends for helping him through the difficult times.