INDIANAPOLIS — James Hinchcliffe was smiling and dressed in a hospital gown in his first photo since the brutal crash that knocked him out of the Indianapolis 500.
Hinchcliffe posted a photo Friday on Instagram of him in the gown and yellow socks, hooked to a portable IV. He is sidelined indefinitely after surgery on a life-threatening leg injury that occurred when a broken piece of his suspension pierced his left thigh after a hard crash Monday.
Hinchcliffe was in critical condition when he was rushed to the hospital amid concerns over massive blood loss.
Hinchcliffe wrote that he knows he has a long recovery ahead but was lucky to be surrounded by great doctors and friends. He also praised IndyCar’s medical staff and safety crew as “the best on earth.”
The Associated Press
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