KV Racing's Tony Kanaan had to stop and take a rest after suffering torn ligaments in his right hand from a Turn 1 crash on the penultimate lap of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 21.
Despite the accident, the Brazilian race driver will contest the Sao Paulo Indy 300 anyway in his No. 11 Chevrolet.
"I would race in Brazil even with a broken arm", he joked.
When Kanaan takes the green flag on Sunday, it will be his 200th consecutive Indy car start. A remarkable achievement for the popular Brazilian.
"It was a serious injury, but [my hand] will get better with the time. I just need to take an absolute rest this time to diminish the swelling, which is big", said the Bahia state native pilot.
Along with Helio Castroneves and Ana Beatriz, Kanaan will be one of three Brazilian race drivers willing to reach the finish line at for this weekend's challenge on the street circuit in Sao Paulo.