Dale Coyne Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais says he is happy to be back on his feet after be released from hospital following his accident during qualifying for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on Saturday.

In a statement, the Frenchman commented by saying:

I’m obviously really happy to be up on my feet and feeling pretty good about being able to walk on crutches,” Bourdais said. “I’m really thankful to all the people at IU Health Methodist and the Holmatro Safety Team, everybody at INDYCAR and my team, Dale Coyne Racing, for helping me achieve that so early after the crash.

“It’s going to be a bit of a long road ahead. “I still have six weeks before I can put weight on my right leg and put my foot on the ground, but after that it should be pretty smooth sailing. I’m really looking forward to the day I can get back in the car, and hopefully that will be before the end of the season. I look forward to seeing you guys at the track.”

IndyCar medical consultant and orthopedic surgeon Dr Kevin Scheid commented by saying:

Sebastien is progressing amazingly fast for having pelvis and hip fractures, and considering the severity of the crash. “He is walking with crutches, in good spirits and feeling good.

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