Russian driver released from hospital

Mikhail Aleshin, of Russia, drives through Turn 2 during a practice session for the IndyCar Grand Prix of Houston auto race Friday, June 27, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rookie IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin has been released from an Indianapolis hospital and is expected to make a full recovery from injuries suffered in a crash last month.

The Russian was diagnosed with a concussion, chest injuries, fractured ribs and a broken clavicle after a crash in practice at Fontana Aug. 29. He was transported from the track to Loma Linda University Medical Center in California, where he stayed until being transferred to Methodist Hospital on Sept. 9.

He also had “minor” surgery on his right shoulder after returning to Indy. In a statement, Aleshin says the recovery is going as planned and he hopes to be back in the cockpit soon.

He will continue his recovery in Indianapolis and will be under the supervision of the IndyCar medical team.

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