James Hinchcliffe in intensive care after surgery

James Hinchcliffe prepares to climb aboard his #5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda for Practice 9 at Indianapolis

James Hinchcliffe prepares to climb aboard his #5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda for Practice 9 at Indianapolis

James Hinchcliffe is recovering in intensive care following surgery on his leg.

IndyCar series medical director Dr Michael Olinger said Hinchcliffe remains in a stable condition following his terrifying crash during practice for the Indianapolis 500.

It is believed that a piece of suspension pierced the upper left thigh of the Canadian driver.

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports team owner Sam Schmidt said: “Obviously we’re relieved that James is awake and out of surgery.

“That’s the most important thing on our minds right now and we will do absolutely everything required to ensure a complete recovery.”

Schmidt Peterson Motorsport is yet to discuss plans for the #5 Honda.

 

 

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