James Hinchcliffe not cleared to practise for the Indy 500

James Hinchcliffe hasn't been cleared yet to begin practise for the Indianapolis 500. The Canadian driver was diagnosed with a concussion on Saturday when he was hit in the head with debris during the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis.

Oakville, Ont., native suffered concussion last Saturday

Canadian James Hinchcliffe was diagnosed with a concussion after he was hit in the head with debris at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis last Saturday. (Greg Huey/Associated Press)

James Hinchcliffe hasn't been cleared yet to begin practise for the Indianapolis 500.

The Canadian driver was diagnosed with a concussion on Saturday when he was hit in the head with debris during the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis.

IndyCar officials said Tuesday that Hinchcliffe was progressing well and had been cleared to begin light training. He will undergo another evaluation on Thursday.

E.J. Viso has replaced the Oakville, Ont., native as the Andretti Autosport team prepares for Indy 500 qualifying ahead of the May 25 race.

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