Indy Car driver James Hinchcliffe released from hospital

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 27, 2015) — IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe was released from IU Methodist Hospital Tuesday, May 26.

Hinchcliffe, 28, of Toronto, was injured when his car made right-side contact with the turn 3 barrier during a May 18 practice session for the Indianapolis 500 race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He was transported by ground to IU Health Methodist Hospital, where he underwent surgery for an upper left thigh and pelvic injury. He was transferred May 20 from the Intensive Care Unit and, upon further evaluation, doctors determined no other procedures were necessary.

He is expected to make a full recovery, and he will continue to recover at home.

Ryan Briscoe replaced Hinchcliffe in the Indy 500 race. Conor Daly will fill in for Hinchcliffe in the No. 5 Arrow/Lucas Oil Honda for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports this weekend in the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans doubleheader on the 2.3-mile Belle Isle street circuit.

IndyCar officials have not announced yet when Hinchcliffe will be able to resume competition.

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