James Hinchcliffe has concussion after being hit by debris at Grand Prix race

Canadian IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe has a concussion from being hit in the head with debris in the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis.

Canadian released from hospital after CT scan on head, neck

Canadian driver James Hinchcliffe sustained a concussion Saturday from being hit in the head with debris in the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis. (Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Canadian 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 Oakville, Ont., native 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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