James Hinchcliffe transferred out of ICU, full recovery expected


Great news out of Indianapolis: James Hinchcliffe has been transferred out of the Intensive Care Unit at IU Health Methodist Hospital, according to a report by IndyCar.com.

And there’s even more great news, per IndyCar.com’s Dave Lewanandowski: “Upon further evaluation, it was determined that Hinchcliffe will require no further procedures and is expected to make a full recovery from his injuries.”

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The Verizon IndyCar Series driver was critically injured in a crash during practice Monday for the Indianapolis 500. He underwent surgery the same day for injuries to the pelvic area and upper left thigh.

The Canadian driver has since improved and is in stable condition.

“We’re very pleased with his progress and his condition continues to improve,” said Dr. Timothy Pohlman, senior staff trauma surgeon at Methodist Hospital. “Our expectation, in consultation with the IndyCar medical staff, is that a normal recovery is to be expected.”

Pohlman spearheaded the team that operated on the 28-year-old Canadian driver to treat his injuries as well as to stem massive bleeding that occurred as a result of the crash.

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