TORONTO -- Ryan Briscoe suffered a fracture to the distal radius bone in his right wrist in an incident during Race 1 of the Honda Indy Toronto and will not be cleared to compete in Race 2 on July 16.
Surgery will be required, but he is expected to have a quick recovery. Panther Racing will announce its intention to either use a replacement driver or withdraw before the 10:50 a.m. (ET) warm-up. The NBC Sports Network broadcast starts at 2 p.m.
Briscoe's No. 4 National Guard Panther Racing car was collected in a Lap 65 incident in Turn 5 when the Nos. 19 and 83 cars of Justin Wilson and Charlie Kimball made contact.
“All of us at Panther Racing hate to see this happen to Ryan, but we’ve spoken with (INDYCAR orthopedic consultant) Dr. Terry Trammel and the quick recovery time for this type of injury is very encouraging,” Panther Racing managing partner John Barnes said. “We all wish Ryan a very speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him back in the National Guard car very soon.”
Briscoe, whose wife, Nicole, is expecting the couple's first child, was competing in his fifth race for Panther Racing.