By Luis Torres, Staff Writer
INDYCAR released its latest update regarding Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver Robert Wickens, reporting that he underwent surgery at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania Monday evening.
Surgery was done to stabilize a thoracic spinal fracture as a result of sustaining spinal cord injuries from Sunday’s Lap 7 crash in the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway.
“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,” INDYCAR said in a statement.
Wickens remains in stable condition.