INDYCAR has released the latest medical update on James Hinchcliffe after his accident on Monday, and following additional media reports on Tuesday (Indianapolis Star report from Curt Cavin, interviewing team co-owner Sam Schmidt, breakout linked here).
ORIGINAL REPORT: Hinchcliffe sustains upper thigh injury
UPDATED REPORT: 8:45 p.m. ET James Hinchcliffe condition, crash cause
The latest update from INDYCAR reads:
Verizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe is improving as he remains in stable condition following surgery yesterday at IU Health Methodist Hospital for an injury to his pelvic area and upper left thigh. Hinchcliffe is undergoing further evaluations in the Intensive Care Unit and has been ruled out of Verizon IndyCar Series competition for the foreseeable future.
“Words can’t describe how thankful I am to the Holmatro Safety Team,” Hinchcliffe said. “Those guys, in addition to the doctors and staff at the hospital, are my heroes. I can’t say enough how much I appreciate the outpouring of support from INDYCAR fans, my family and fellow drivers. We are all one big family and it feels like that today.”
Hinchcliffe’s surgery was performed by Dr. Timothy Pohlman, Senior Staff Trauma Surgeon at IU Health Methodist Hospital.
“He’s stable and improving,” said Dr. Pohlman. “His condition was critical upon his arrival and I think the INDYCAR system as a whole needs to be commended for how well they can take care of drivers in this situation.”
Hinchcliffe was transported by ground to the hospital following a single-car accident during practice for the 99th Indianapolis 500 on May 18.
Additional updates to Hinchcliffe’s condition will be released when available.