INDYCAR: Hinchcliffe Crashes in Indy 500 Practice; Will Undergo Thigh Surgery

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INDIANAPOLIS — official series release — IndyCar photo —

Medical update from Dr. Michael Olinger, INDYCAR medical director: Verizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe is in stable condition and is undergoing surgery at IU Health Methodist Hospital for an injury to his left upper thigh.

Hinchcliffe was awake when he was transported by ground to the hospital following a single-car accident during practice for the 99th Indianapolis 500 earlier in the day. The Canadian’s Schmidt Peterson Motorsports car made heavy right-side contact with the Turn 3 SAFER Barrier.

Additional updates to Hinchcliffe’s condition will be released when available.

CREDIT: IndyCar Communications

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