Bad Indy wreck at POCONO...........

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Re: Bad Indy wreck at POCONO...........

Post by Ashley.S. » Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:37 am

Very nasty indeed, watched it live. Can't believe they let them race with such a bodge job repair. I'm surprised more racers didn't try and object to it...
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Re: Bad Indy wreck at POCONO...........

Post by HiddenHollow » Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:48 pm

Wickens medical update, family reveals extent of injuries

Robert Wickens has undergone surgeries for his legs and hands, but his family has also decided to list the full injury toll from his huge accident at Pocono Raceway last month.

Wickens was last week transferred from Lehigh Valley Hospital in Pennsylvania to the IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, and the legs and hands surgeries for the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver are described in the team’s official statement as being “completed without complication.”

The statement continues: “Wickens is expected to be transferred to a rehabilitation center in the coming days to begin the recovery process. The severity of the spinal cord injury he sustained in the incident remains indeterminate and under evaluation. Physicians stress it could take weeks or months for the full effects of the injury to be known.

The Wickens family stated: “We want to thank everyone for the outpouring of love, prayers and positive energy that has been sent our way since Robert’s accident. We are blown away by the strength of this IndyCar community and the support within it. While Robert’s recovery and rehabilitation continue over the coming weeks and months, your loving messages will certainly be a source of encouragement for him."

However, the family also decided to reveal the full extent of Wickens’ injuries to avoid speculation and correct those who apparently played it down.

"As unverified sources immediately following Robert's accident inaccurately and without permission portrayed his condition as less than severe,” read the statement, “in an effort to remain transparent and open, we are providing a list of Robert’s injuries to truly showcase the severity of what our son / brother / fiancé / friend / teammate has gone through and will be recovering from in the months to come.”

Among the injuries Wickens sustained were:

Thoracic spinal fracture
Spinal cord injury
Neck fracture
Tibia and fibula fractures to both legs
Fractures in both hands
Fractured right forearm
Fractured elbow
Four fractured ribs
Pulmonary contusion

Team co-owners Sam Schmidt and Ric Peterson added: “The IndyCar community has been nothing but supportive the last few weeks. We are grateful for their support as well as the exceptional care given to Robert by the AMR IndyCar Safety Team, the IndyCar Medical Staff, the surgeons and nursing staff at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest and everyone at IU Health Methodist Hospital.

“While Robert continues his recovery, we want to make it clear that the #6 entry is for Robert Wickens and him only. No matter the amount of time it takes for his full recovery, we will hold that seat for him.

“Carlos Munoz, the named driver for the last two events on the 2018 calendar is doing a great job for us to keep the #6 owner championship points alive, and we very much appreciate all the hard work he’s putting into helping us finish the season.

“The road to Robert’s recovery will be a long and tough one, but we hope you’ll be alongside us cheering him on. BETTER. STRONGER. FASTER.”

The SPM statement concluded: “An update will be provided when Wickens has been transferred to his rehabilitation facility. Further updates will come from Wickens.

"Alongside the team, he will document his recovery process and share updates at appropriate times. SPM, the Wickens family and Robert ask everyone to respect their request for privacy at this time.”

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Re: Bad Indy wreck at POCONO...........

Post by Annalee » Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:48 pm

He is truly lucky to be alive....When the TV cameras don't show the extradition of the driver from the car to a stretcher and then to the ambulance...It's BAD.....They didn't show anything...
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Re: Bad Indy wreck at POCONO...........

Post by alenigma » Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:52 pm

This young man will be in my prayers. Lord, give him strength!
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Post by HiddenHollow » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:19 am

An update from Robert himself.

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Re: Bad Indy wreck at POCONO...........

Post by alenigma » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:05 am

I saw this during the race at Sonoma. This kid is a fighter and I hope to see him racing again.
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Post by alenigma » Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:53 pm

I wish this young man Godspeed.
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