Robert Wickens undergoes more surgery and is evaluated

Robert Wickens undergoes another surgery after his injuries sustained at the IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway. Also the doctors update on his condition and what the future may hold for Wickens.

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Robert Wickens undergoes more surgery and is evaluated
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IndyCar's newly crowned rookie of the year for this season Robert Wickens underwent surgeries to repair fractures to both of his legs and hands at IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. 

The amount of injury's suffered by Wickens in a crash on Aug. 19th at Pocono Racway is pretty harry to say the least. He suffered a spinal chord injury, a thoracic spinal fracture, neck fracture, tibia and fibula fractures to both legs, fractures in both hands, fractured elbow, fractured right arm, four fractured ribs and a pulmonary contusion.

 Wickens is expected to be transferred to a rehabilitation center in the next few days to begin the recovery process. It is unknown how much damage has been done to his spinal cord injury and is still under evaluation. Physicians have said that it could take weeks or months for the full effects of the injury to be known.  

 "We want to thank everyone for the outpouring of love, prayers and positive energy that has been sent our way since Robert's accident" the Wickens family said in a statement. "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."

 "The IndyCar community has been nothing but supportive the last few weeks," Sam Schmidt and Ric Peterson, owners of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports said in a statement. "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 Leigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest and everyone at IU Health Methodist Hospital." 

"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."

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