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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardscrabble View Post
    Pretty much what A.J. said at Road America...hit me with a bat because it hurts so much...
    I think AJ requested the knockout blow be delivered with a hammer, IIRC.

    Edit- I see I posted this at the same time as another; carry on.

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    Pretty good all things considering if that’s the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Powercat View Post
    https://twitter.com/paultracy3/statu...57518327545857

    From PT's Twitter: 2 broken ankles, broken arm, possible broken vertebrae.
    Lucky

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
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    Not sure if PT was authorized to "report that." Probably won't hear from Robert for quite some time, that's a ton of hurt. Odds are they will fly him up to Indy for surgery.
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    My wife and I were there today for our first race at Pocono and it gave us such a huge flash back to Wheldons crash at Vegas. We were there too and I remember I had just said wow Wheldon is moving up so fast and today I said the same about Wickens and boom. The flash of fire and the way he hit the fence we so eerily familiar my wife was almost in tears.

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    Spine indeed I really hope is not serious

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald Laurie View Post
    james said he had his hands up and off the wheel and debris came into the cockpit and lacerated the backs of both hands. No other injuries.
    get the canopies yesterday! How many others need to be hurt or killed. Tradition? who cares in this case!

    note, I'm referring to his debris injuries to his hands. Not the others that the canopy would have done nothing to stop. The debris could easily have had a far worse outcome

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    They're not using canopies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizzlor View Post
    They're not using canopies.
    Thank you for being here to clarify that.

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    This looked like a worse version of Aleshin's crash in Fontana a few years ago...and that was bad.
    I was relieved when they said over the loudspeaker that he was alive.
    Hopes towards a speedy recovery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgmiller31 View Post
    My wife and I were there today for our first race at Pocono and it gave us such a huge flash back to Wheldons crash at Vegas. We were there too and I remember I had just said wow Wheldon is moving up so fast and today I said the same about Wickens and boom. The flash of fire and the way he hit the fence we so eerily familiar my wife was almost in tears.
    It was a gut wrenching moment. I'm just glad he's in a whole lot better shape than feared initially.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizzlor View Post
    They're not using canopies.
    Thankfully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkeener24 View Post
    Thank you for being here to clarify that.
    That was extra helpful. Seriously, there were no canopies. None!!

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    Uncanny and eerie to recall all the times parts have gotten into Hinch's cockpit.

    1. Debris from another car hit his helmet at the Indy GP (similar to Massa), giving him a concussion
    2. At Indy, his own car's suspension pierce's his tub and legs.
    3. Debris from the RHR / Wickens contact lands on his hands, leading to minor injuries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akh_v2.0 View Post
    I was at TMS for that race. I walked to my car pretty sure I'd seen a driver die. I was never so happy to be wrong as when TSO reported he was alive. Serious injuries for sure, but he lived to recover.

    Thinking positively for Wickens. His driving this year has been a revelation.
    I'm sorry you were there for Kenny's , that was by and far the worst I have ever seen.

    I have been rather distraught since the moment. I thought for sure I just witnessed Jimmy Clark going off into the trees. It disturbs me that I held that thought of Robert, He reminds me of a Jimmy Clark, whom I never got to see. Wickens is a rare talent, he has upped my enthusiasm ten fold, until yesterday, I deflated like a balloon. I watched until I heard he was awake and alert. I went down to the bench and built my P-38 and listened to the race. I didn't feel like watching much after that.
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    It turned my stomach... walked away from the TV for almost two hours. Settled down got back in front of the TV just as they were starting their engines again.

    It would have helped if they had gotten word to us sooner that he was alert and talking. We didn't need a diagnosis just word that he was talking to them. It shouldn't have taken so long to find out. Only made it worse.

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    During your two hours away from the TV, Frank, Cavin gave an update. It was repeated later in the broadcast.
    It's a Hoosier thing, you wouldn't understand...

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    They mentioned spinal injury in the press release (is it the vetebra or we think spinal cord) hopefully no cord injury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KnockOff View Post
    "hammer" - he asked them to knock him out with a hammer
    Bat...hammer...but yes, you are correct...
    Chicago Blackhawks done didn't do it again!

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    I'm thinking he's done for the season, and hopefully back next March.
    The guy was a great addition to Indycar, major talent behind the wheel, and by all accounts a fine fellow.
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    Why did it take so long for the Wickens reports?

    I hate to complain......but, was I the only person who felt IndyCar fans in the stands and watching by television were not given the "awake and alert" word in a timely manner?
    I was watching from my living room with others, we all sat on the edge of our seats, waiting for some type of communication. When there was complete silence, we all assumed the worse.
    I didn't expect details, but I did expect "awake and alert" if they knew this immediately.

    Get Well Soon Robbie Wikens!!!!

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    you dont want report on someones injuries until you really know the full extent of them. I think they knew he had a fracture in his back (vertebrae) and that could mean he's paralyses forever or it could mean he's sore for a month or two... dont want to jump the gun until you know.

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    Time required to evaluate Wickens' injuries and other driver injuries.

    Stabilizing and treating Wickens took precedence.

    Communicating with family took precedence.

    It did take a long time, but I'm not going to criticize.
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    Really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakester View Post
    HIPAA

    Time required to evaluate Wickens' injuries and other driver injuries.

    Stabilizing and treating Wickens took precedence.

    Communicating with family took precedence.

    It did take a long time, but I'm not going to criticize.
    ^This. end of story.

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    ..And they had other drivers to tend to. All at the same time.

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    We don’t need fake news let alone when you have something like this. Can’t even imagine what family & friends would go through if they got the news wrong because someone has to be the first to report.

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    I think the report was that Robert was awake and alert when they got him to the infield care center. What is not clear is if he was awake and alert when the safety team arrived to his car immediately after the wreck.

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