INDIANAPOLIS — official release — IndyCar photo — Verizon IndyCar Series driver Mikhail Aleshin was released from Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis on Tuesday, after he was hurt in an accident during practice for IndyCar’s season finale at Auto Club Speedway on Aug. 29.
“I’m feeling better each day,” Aleshin said. “I’m very happy to be back in Indianapolis with my friends and the team. The doctors are taking very good care of me. Everything is going as planned with my recovery, and before you know it I’ll be back behind the steering wheel.”
Aleshin suffered a concussion, chest injuries, fractured ribs and broken clavicle in the crash. He was transferred to Methodist from Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, Calif. on Sept. 9. Following his transfer, Aleshin was evaluated by doctors at Methodist, including IndyCar medical consultants Dr. Terry Trammell and Dr. Kevin Scheid, and underwent a minor surgical procedure on his right shoulder.
Aleshin will remain in Indianapolis as he continues his rehabilitation under the consultation of IndyCar Medical. He is expected to make a full recovery from all the injuries he suffered in the incident.