Performance Racing Network broadcaster Wendy Venturini suffered a skull fracture and concussion after being struck by a car while jogging  Saturday in Novato, CA, according to NBC Sports.

Doug Rice — the president and general manager of Performance Racing Network — told NBC Sports that Venturini is expected to be hospitalized 1-2 days, and her prognosis is “very good.” Rice adds that Venturini is “completely coherent and conversational.”

Rice told NBC Sports that Venturini’s prognosis “is very good. I was there (at Marin General Hospital) and heard the doctor tell her that.”

Rice also said: “She’s completely coherent and conversational, and I have talked to her on two occasions today. They told her she would have a really good headache for a couple of days.”

Rice said that Venturini is expected to be hospitalized for a day or two.

Venturini, 39, was in California to work as a pit reporter for the Performance Racing Network’s radio broadcast of Sunday’s Cup Race in Sonoma.

She’s also worked as a NASCAR reporter for FS1 and Speed Channel, and in 2007 became “the first female broadcaster to call an entire race on a national level during the July 2007 Cup race at Sonoma Raceway for DirecTV.”

[NBC Sports]


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