Wickens Undergoes Successful Surgery

Wickens with  team owners Sam Schmidt and Ric and  Penni Peterson
 Wickens with team owners Sam Schmidt and Ric and Penni Peterson

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Robert Wickens underwent successful surgery on Monday evening following his crash at Pocono Raceway on Sunday during the ABC Supply 500.

The Verizon IndyCar Series issed the following statement:

ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania (Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018) – Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver Robert Wickens underwent surgery Monday, Aug. 20 at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest to stabilize a thoracic spinal fracture associated with a spinal cord injury sustained during the INDYCAR event at Pocono Raceway on Sunday, Aug. 19.

Titanium rods and screws were placed successfully in Wickens’ spine during the surgery, which was performed without complication. The severity of the spinal cord injury is indeterminate at this time. Wickens is expected to undergo further surgeries to treat fractures in his lower extremities and right forearm. He remains in stable condition.

Further updates will be provided when available.

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