Power diagnosed with mild concussion; will be re-evaluated

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – INDYCAR has confirmed Will Power has a mild concussion, as the Australian was ruled out of today’s season opener with Oriol Servia to fill in.

The full statement has been released and is available in its entirety below:

“Following his on-track incident on Friday Will Power displayed no signs of injury and was evaluated and cleared by the INDYCAR Medical team. Per INDYCAR protocol we also evaluated the data collected from his ear accelerometers, which provides data specific to the impact on a driver’s head, and nothing gathered from that data indicated further evaluation was required. After learning of Will’s symptoms following qualifications Saturday he was required to submit to another evaluation by INDYCAR Medical Director Geoffery Billows, at which point he was diagnosed with a mild concussion. Power has been entered into INDYCAR’s concussion protocol and will need to be re-evaluated prior to being cleared to drive.”