Notes: Hinchcliffe Back On Road To Recovery
IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe hopes to be back in the paddock and cockpit before the end of the season. (Photos courtesy of the Verizon IndyCar Series)
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Verizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe rolled out of IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis Tuesday, eight days after suffering life-threatening injuries in a crash during practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Hinchcliffe, of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, underwent successful surgery on May 18 for an upper left thigh and pelvic injury after crashing into the Turn 3 SAFER Barrier during practice for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500. Aided by reigning series champion Will Power of Team Penske, Hinchcliffe was moved to his Indianapolis home, where he will continue a rehab/recovery program.
Team-owner Sam Schmidt speculated that Hinchcliffe – who must be cleared by the INDYCAR medical staff to resume competition – might return to his No. 5 Arrow/Lucas Oil Honda before the season ends Aug.30 on the Sonoma (Calif.) Read the full story »