Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver Robert Wickens was transferred to IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis on Thursday to continue treatment of injuries sustained in a crash during the INDYCAR race at Pocono Raceway on Aug. 19. The team made the announcement in a news release issued on Friday.
Wickens is expected to undergo further surgery on his lower extremities soon. He had been in the care of Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest in Allentown, Pennsylvania, since the incident, when he sustained injuries to his right arm, both legs and spine. Surgeries were conducted on all three areas during his stay at the Pennsylvania hospital.
The statement released by Schmidt Peterson Motorsports also read in part, “The Wickens family and SPM organization want to thank the surgeons, nursing team and the staff at the LVHN facility for their care of Robert the last 12 days.”