Karam released from hospital after Pocono crash

IndyCar confirms that Sage Karam has left the hospital, escaping the crash with no significant injuries.

Karam released from hospital after Pocono crash
Sage Karam, Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
Sage Karam, Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
Sage Karam, Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
Sage Karam, Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
Justin Wilson, Andretti Autosport Honda
Sage Karam, Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet

IndyCar has released a statement regarding the condition of rookie driver Sage Karam, who was transported to a local hospital via ground after crashing out of the 500-miler at Pocono with just 20 laps to go. He was leading at the time. In the same accident, Justin Wilson sustained a severe head injury when debris from Karam's car struck his helmet.

"Verizon IndyCar Series driver Sage Karam was released from Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest in Allentown, Pa., on Aug. 23 after evaluation of his right heel and left wrist following an incident earlier that day during the race at Pocono Raceway.

"Karam was transported by ground to the hospital following the crash on Lap 180. According to Dr. Terry Trammell, INDYCAR medical consultant, CT scans revealed no broken bones for the Chip Ganassi Racing Teams driver from Nazareth, Pa. Karam, 20, will be re-evaluated before being cleared to drive."

Karam comments

"First and foremost, I just hope everything is OK with Justin Wilson," Karam said. "Justin is the priority and everything else is secondary at this point. As far as the race, we had a really great race car and I felt comfortable and in a position to be in striking distance for the win. The car just unfortunately came around on me in the middle of Turn 1 and I had no indication it was about to go."

Karam splits driving duties with Sebastian Saavedra and Pocono was previously scheduled to be his final race of the year. Saavedra will be back in the seat of the No. 8 for for the California road course.

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