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IndyCar driver Robert Wickens fractured his neck and suffered spinal-cord damage as well as seven other serious injuries when he crashed at Pocono Raceway last month.

The family of the Canadian race driver revealed the injuries Wickens suffered when his car launched into the fence Aug. 19 at the track in Pennsylvania. Among the injuries are a thoracic spinal fracture, a fractured neck, tibia and fibula fractures to both legs and a fractured right forearm.

He had surgeries this week at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital to repair fractures to both of his legs and hands and is expected to be moved to a rehabilitation centre soon. It could be months before the severity of his injuries is known. The Wickens family revealed the list of injuries Thursday through Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.

“As unverified sources immediately following Robert’s accident inaccurately and without permission portrayed his condition as less than severe, in an effort to remain transparent and open, we are providing a list of Robert’s injuries to truly showcase the severity of what our son/brother/fiancé/friend/teammate has gone through and will be recovering from in the months to come,” the family said.

Wickens’s family added that it has been “blown away” by the support of the IndyCar community.

Schmidt Peterson did not field Wickens’s car in the race after his accident, but Carlos Munoz drove it at Portland last weekend and will close the season in the seat at Sonoma, Calif. However, the team said the car will be Wickens’s when he’s able to return.

“The No. 6 entry is for Robert Wickens and him only,” the team said. “No matter the amount of time it takes for his full recovery, we will hold that seat for him. The road to Robert’s recovery will be a long and tough one, but we hope you’ll be alongside us cheering him on.”

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