Canadian IndyCar driver Robert Wickens transferred to hospital near home
Robert Wickens celebrates his third place finish at the Honda Indy in Toronto on Sunday, July 15, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Canadian IndyCar driver Robert Wickens has been transferred to a hospital near his home of Indianapolis to continue his recovery after a frightening crash.
The native of Guelph, Ont., was moved to IU Health Methodist Hospital on Thursday after 12 days at the Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Pennsylvania following an Aug. 19 incident at Pocono Raceway.
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, Wickens's team, said the 29-year-old will soon undergo further surgery on his lower extremities.
Wickens went spiralling into the wall after touching Ryan Hunter-Reay's car during the IndyCar race on Aug. 19. He was then airlifted to hospital.
Last Saturday, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports said Wickens was breathing without medical assistance and speaking with his family.