Gallstones suspected as Unser is held overnight

Updated: October 19, 2005, 1:44 AM ET
Associated Press

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."


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