UPDATE: Robert Wickens Out of Surgery
The Canadian driver underwent spinal surgery Monday night, following a horrific crash Sunday at the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono.
Robert Wickens is out surgery.
That was the news shared via official press release via Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, Wickens's Indycar team.
The young Canadian driver underwent surgery Monday night to insert titanium rods and screws into his spine. According to team, the surgery was successful but the severity of the injury cannot be determined in the time being.
Although the full extent of Wickens's inuries is unknown, the procedure is believed to have taken place to repair and stabilize a thoracic spinal fracture, which is to say a fracture in the middle section of the spine.
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports also announced today that no driver would be filling in for the injured Wickens at Saturday's Indycar race at Gateway Motorsports Park. Instead, James Hinchcliffe, who was also involved in Sunday's crash, would be the lone entry for SPM.