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Roush could leave hospital next week

April 26, 2002 at 6:40 PM

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 26 (UPI) -- Doctors at the University of Alabama-Birmingham Medical Center told NASCAR officials Friday that team owner Jack Roush had been upgraded to satisfactory condition, one week after he was injured in an airplane crash.

The doctors also said Roush might be released from the hospital next week.

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Roush was originally listed in critical conidition when he was admitted last week and required a breathing tube. But he has made steady improvement.

The Roush team fields four cars in the Winston Cup Series, driven by Mark Martin, Jeff Burton, Matt Kenseth and Kurt Busch.

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