James Hinchcliffe cleared to race after Grand Prix concussion

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 15, 2014)– After sustaining a head injury during the first Grand Prix of Indianapolis, a driver will be able to race in the 98th Indianapolis 500.

IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe was evaluated Tuesday by the INDYCAR medical team in conjunction with its neurosurgical consultant. INDYCAR Medical Director Dr. Michael Olinger said on Monday that Hinchcliffe was progressing well and was been cleared to begin light training with his athletic trainer.

Hinchcliffe was diagnosed with a concussion after an accident during the Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 10. On May 15, doctors cleared him to resume driving activities.

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