Hinchcliffe has concussion after debris hits head

James Hinchcliffe (Provided Photo/IMS)
James Hinchcliffe (Provided Photo/IMS)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — James Hinchcliffe has a concussion from being hit in the head with debris in the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis.

Hinchcliffe suddenly pulled off the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway following a restart Saturday and could be seen holding his head with both hands as he exited his car. The Canadian was taken from the track on a stretcher and transported to a hospital.

IndyCar said Saturday night he had been released from the hospital after a CT scan on his head and neck. He must be medically cleared by IndyCar to drive, and the waiting time is usually a minimum of seven days.

IMS opens Sunday for practice for the Indianapolis 500. Qualifications begin next Saturday and the race is May 25.

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