Sage Karam released from hospital

IndyCar has released a statement on the condition of rookie Sage Karam, who was transported via ground after crashing out of the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway.

Karam was leading with 20 laps to go when the car and hit the wall on the exit of Turn 1, showering the track with debris, with a piece striking Justin Wilson’s helmet in the same accident. Wilson sustained a severe head injury, in critical condition and listed in a coma in the intensive care unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital.

“Verizon IndyCar Series driver Sage Karam was released from Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest in Allentown, Pa., on Aug. 23 after evaluation of his right heel and left wrist following an incident earlier that day during the race at Pocono Raceway.

“Karam was transported by ground to the hospital following the crash on Lap 180. According to Dr. Terry Trammell, INDYCAR medical consultant, CT scans revealed no broken bones for the Chip Ganassi Racing Teams driver from Nazareth, Pa. Karam, 20, will be re-evaluated before being cleared to drive.

“First and foremost, I just hope everything is OK with Justin Wilson,” Karam said. “Justin is the priority and everything else is secondary at this point. As far as the race, we had a really great race car and I felt comfortable and in a position to be in striking distance for the win. The car just unfortunately came around on me in the middle of Turn 1 and I had no indication it was about to go.”

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Joey Barnes is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Motorsports Tribune. He has covered auto racing since 2013 that has spanned from Formula 1 to NASCAR, with coverage on IndyCar. Additionally, his work has appeared on Racer, IndyCar.com and Autoweek magazine. In 2017, he was recognized with an award in Spot News Writing by the National Motorsports Press Association.

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