Saturday, August 6, 2011

Wilson Injured, Pagenaud In

Following a single-car incident during Saturday Morning's practice at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Dreyer and Reinbold Racing driver Justin Wilson was transported by ground to MedCentral Hospital in Mansfield, Ohio complaining of back pain.

A few hours later the team announced that Wilson suffered an anterior compression fracture of the fifth vertebra and will be transported to Indianapolis Sunday to see Dr. Terry Trammell, staying overnight at MedCentral Hospital in Mansfield Saturday.

According to an INDYCAR press release: 'Wilson's car ran through the grass entering Turn 1 on the 2.558-mile, 13-turn circuit in the morning practice and made slight contact with a few cones.'

Simon Pagenaud, who filled in for Ana Beatriz earlier this season when she fractured her wrist during an on track incident, slid into the #22 DRR entry for qualifying and will race the Dallara Sunday, starting 18th.


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