Wickens Undergoes More Surgeries, Spinal Injury Still Indeterminate

INDIANAPOLIS – Robert Wickens underwent further surgeries this past week in Indianapolis to repair fractures to his legs and hands. The Canadian driver was involved in a scary crash on Aug. 19 on Lap 6 of the ABC Supply 500 at the Pocono Raceway. Wickens, 29, suffered a spinal injury and fracture, neck fracture, fractures in both legs, fractures in both hands, a right arm fracture, fractured ribs and a bruised lung. He underwent spinal surgery on Aug. 20 and further surgeries on his other injuries later on in the week.…

Read More

Wickens Back In Indiana For Further Treatment

Robert Wickens Is “Back Home Again in Indiana” as Schmidt Peterson Motorsports announced on Friday morning that the Canadian driver was transported from Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest to IU Health Methodist Hospital on Thursday. Wickens, has been in the care of the Allentown, Penn hospital since his frightening crash at the Pocono Raceway on Aug. 19. 

Read More

Carlos Munoz Named As Robert Wickens’ Replacement For Portland

Last weekend, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports decided to not race Robert Wickens’ No. 6 Honda at the Gateway Motorsports Park. That was due to a number of reasons but the main one was that it was just too soon to see that car back on the track. Six days prior to last Saturday night’s race, Wickens was involved in a frightening Lap 6 crash in the Aug. 19 ABC Supply 500 at the Pocono Raceway. His car made contact with Ryan Hunter-Reay’s on the early race restart which lifted Wickens’ Lucas…

Read More

Wickens Breathing On His Own, Speaking For 1st Time Since Pocono Crash

MADISON, Ill – Shortly before the start of Saturday night’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at the Gateway Motorsports Park, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports announced that for the first time since his scary crash on Aug. 19 that driver Robert Wickens is not only breathing without medical assistance, but he’s also now talking to family members too. Wickens, was severely injured in a Lap 6 accident in last Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at the Pocono Raceway when his car got airborne in Turn 2 and violently smashed into the catch fencing on the…

Read More

Wickens Still Hospitalized As Spinal Cord Injury Still “Indeterminate” But Surgeries On His Right Arm, Lower Extremities A Success

MADISON, Ill – Robert Wickens remains hospitalized and continues to be treated at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest for injuries sustained during the Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Pocono Raceway last Sunday. On Lap 6 of the Aug. 19 race, Wickens made a move to pass Ryan Hunter-Reay for fourth place but unfortunately both cars touched wheels which sent Wickens’ No. 6 Honda hard into the outside SAFER barrier in Turn 2 and up into the catch fencing as a result. His car would make violent 360 degree spins…

Read More

Hinchcliffe Cleared To Race Saturday In Gateway, SPM Won’t Enter Wickens’ No. 6 Honda

INDIANAPOLIS – Schmidt Peterson Motorsports will be showing up to this weekend’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 (8 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) at the Gateway Motorsports Park with just one car as the organization announced on Tuesday that they won’t be entering Robert Wickens’ No. 6 Honda. Wickens, was severely injured in a horrific crash on Lap 6 of last Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at the Pocono Raceway. The rookie driver underwent successful surgery on Monday night on his spine as doctors are still working on that area of his body to…

Read More

Wickens Has Successful Spinal Surgery On Monday Night, Injuries And Future Surgeries Still Being Monitored

Robert Wickens had successful spinal surgery on Monday night as the Verizon IndyCar Series issued an update statement saying that the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver underwent surgery on Monday, Aug. 20 at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest to stabilize a thoracic spinal fracture that was associated with a spinal cord injury that he suffered during the Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Pocono Raceway on Sunday, Aug. 19. An MRI was done on Monday morning to determine if surgery was needed and as doctors said that the MRI that…

Read More

Wickens To Have Spinal Surgery On Monday Night

Robert Wickens will continue to be treated at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest as Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and the Verizon IndyCar Series issued a statement on Monday evening stating that the rookie driver will be undergoing surgery on Monday night for a “spinal injury” that was suffered on Sunday in a horrific accident on Lap 6 of the ABC Supply 500 at the Pocono Raceway. Wickens, was trying to make a pass on Ryan Hunter-Reay for fourth place but unfortunately his right front tire of his No. 6 Honda…

Read More

Wickens Suffered “Orthapedic Injuries” In Scary Pocono Crash

LONG POND, PA – Robert Wickens was transported to a local hospital on Sunday as his No. 6 Honda was involved in a violent crash in the ABC Supply 500 at the Pocono Raceway. On the Lap 6 restart in the Verizon IndyCar Series race, Wickens and Ryan Hunter-Reay made contact with one another in Turn 2 of the 2.5-mile track. Wickens’ right frhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFerodPNpvMont tire made contact with Hunter-Reay’s left rear tire which got both squirrely. In turn, Wickens then ran over the top of Hunter-Reay’s left front tire/wing which sent…

Read More

Wickens, Awake And Alert After Scary Airborne Crash On Lap 6 Of Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono

LONG POND, PA – The Verizon IndyCar Series had a rough start to Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at the Pocono Raceway when they drivers didn’t complete a single lap before two crazy crashes occurred. Before we even got to the green flag, the leaders slowed up in the restart zone but behind Graham Rahal was trying to get a flying start on the outside and got into the back of Spencer Pigot causing Rahal getting into the outside SAFER barrier at the exit of Turn 3 and Pigot to spin into…

Read More