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Injury Sidelines IndyCar’s Hawksworth At Pocono

Jim Pedley | Managing Editor, RacinToday.com Sunday, July 6 2014

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British rookie Jack Hawksworth will not compete in Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Pocono Raceway because of a head injury.

INDYCAR announced that Hawksworth has been diagnosed with a myocardial contusion suffered in an incident July 5 during the second practice session for the Pocono INDYCAR 500.

Hawksworth was evaluated at the infield care center by INDYCAR medical director Dr. Michael Olinger and later transported to Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pa., where he stayed overnight for observation.

Hawksworth is not cleared to drive the No. 98 Integrity Energee Drink car for BHA/BBM with Curb-Agajanian in today’s 200-lap race at Pocono Raceway. He will be re-evaluated by the INDYCAR medical team before being cleared to drive July 12 at Iowa Speedway.

Hawksworth’s car spun and made left-side contact with the SAFER Barrier in Turn 1. He climbed from the car with assistance from the Holmatro Safety Team.

The 23-year-old Verizon IndyCar Series driver from Bradford, England, was coming off a season-high third-place finish in Race 2 at Houston.

Jim Pedley | Managing Editor, RacinToday.com Sunday, July 6 2014
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