Wickens undergoes further surgery

Robert Wickens

Robert Wickens has undergone further surgery due to injuries to his right arm and ‘lower extremities’ but the status of his spinal injuries is still uncertain.

The Canadian remains at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest, to which he was airlifted after his horror crash in Pocono last weekend.

“Surgeries were performed late this week on his right arm and lower extremities without complication,” read a statement from IndyCar.

“The extent of the spinal cord injury remains indeterminate. Wickens also underwent a series of precautionary tests that found no indication of further injury.

“Future treatment for Wickens includes more corrective surgery and rehabilitation.

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“The thoughts of the entire IndyCar community are with the Wickens family and SPM during this time.”

Wickens had spinal surgery on Monday (local time), the day after the race, during which rods were inserted in his spine.

The Verizon IndyCar Series continues this weekend with the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Gateway Motorsports Park, where Scott Dixon starts from first position after qualifying was washed out.

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