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Shane Hmiel's recovery progressing

Updated: January 24, 2011, 2:39 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

CONCORD, N.C. -- Shane Hmiel, who was paralyzed in October after being critically injured during qualifying for the U.S. Auto Racing Club's Silver Crown race in Indiana, has regained the use of his limbs and hopes to one day return to a race car.

"That's all he wants to think about," said Hmiel's father, Steve, the managing director at Earnhardt Ganassi Racing. "In fact, when they put the eight-inch rod in his back the [doctors] made sure the rod was placed where he could sit in a race car ...

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