Bourdais given all-clear by doctors after Indy 500 crash

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Bourdais given all-clear by doctors after Indy 500 crash
Andrew van Leeuwen
By: Andrew van Leeuwen
Aug 16, 2017, 4:00 AM

Sebastien Bourdais says he’s been cleared by doctors to return to racing, although it’s not yet been confirmed when he’ll make his first IndyCar start since his monster Indy crash.

Sébastien Bourdais, Dale Coyne Racing Honda
Sébastien Bourdais, Dale Coyne Racing Honda
Sébastien Bourdais, Dale Coyne Racing Honda

The Frenchman was sidelined by a massive shunt during qualifying for the Indy 500 back in May, the 118G impact resulting in fractures to his pelvis and a broken hip.

He underwent surgery for the injuries and spent five days in hospital.

While originally thought to be ruled out for the season, Bourdais returned to the cockpit of an IndyCar late last month during testing at Mid-Ohio.

His recovery appears to have made another major step forward today, with the Dale Coyne Racing driver tweeting: “Some of you might wonder why I was in Indy today... Well, I had the final appointment with Doc and guess what? All clear, let's go racing!”

Bourdais has already indicated that he won’t compete on any ovals between now and the end of the season, which paves the way for a possible return for Watkins Glen and Sonoma next month.

 
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Series IndyCar
Drivers Sébastien Bourdais
Teams Dale Coyne Racing
Author Andrew van Leeuwen
Article type Breaking news