Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Gallstones suspected as Unser is held overnight
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al
Unser was hospitalized Tuesday night with suspected gallstones.
"He's going to spend the night, but there's nothing
life-threatening," said his brother, Bobby Unser.
Al Unser complained of abdominal pains while changing a flat
tire on his motor home during a drive to California last week. He
was examined Thursday at a hospital in Winslow, Ariz., then
returned to Albuquerque.
After visiting his personal physician Tuesday morning, Unser
checked into Presbyterian Hospital.
Bobby Unser said the doctor who is treating his brother at the
hospital was awaiting results of tests administered Tuesday
afternoon and cautioned the family against drawing conclusions.
"We don't know for sure what's wrong," he said. "They think
it's got something to do with gallstones, but they don't know."