Family reveals that Robert Wickens of IndyCar broke his neck, spinal cord and both legs in an accident

Robert Wickens is photographed during the presentations at the Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania, on August 19, the day of the accident.

IndyCar driver Robert Wickens fractured his spinal cord and neck and seven other serious injuries when he crashed at Pocono Raceway last month.

The Canadian driver also suffered fractures in his hands and bones of the tibia and fibula in both legs after throwing himself to a fence on the Pennsylvania track on Aug. 19, his family revealed Thursday.

He had surgeries this week at IU Health Methodist Hospital to repair fractures in both legs and hands and is expected to move soon to a rehabilitation center. It could be months before the severity of your spinal cord injury is known.

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Robert Wickens is photographed during the presentations at the Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania, on August 19, the day of the accident.

Robert Wickens is photographed during the presentations at the Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania, on August 19, the day of the accident.

The accident occurred when Wickens tried to pass fellow runner Ryan Hunter-Reay during the ABC Supply 500 series but accidentally crashed into the back of Hunter-Reay's vehicle.

The accident occurred when Wickens tried to pass fellow runner Ryan Hunter-Reay during the ABC Supply 500 series but accidentally crashed into the back of Hunter-Reay's vehicle.

The accident occurred when Wickens tried to pass fellow runner Ryan Hunter-Reay during the ABC Supply 500 series but accidentally crashed into the back of Hunter-Reay's vehicle.

The Wickens family revealed the extent of their injuries through Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.

"As unverified sources immediately after Robert's accident inaccurately and without permission portrayed his condition as less serious, in an effort to remain transparent and open, we are providing a list of Robert's injuries to really show the seriousness of what our son / brother / boyfriend / friend / teammate has passed and will recover in the coming months, "said the family.

"We want to thank everyone for the great amount of love, prayers and positive energy they have sent us since Robert's accident."

The force threw Wickens' vehicle into the air before it crashed into the side fence and fell back onto the track, where it spun violently across the road.

The force threw Wickens' vehicle into the air before it crashed into the side fence and fell back onto the track, where it spun violently across the road.

The force threw Wickens' vehicle into the air before it crashed into the side fence and fell back onto the track, where it spun violently across the road.

Wickens' family added that he was "impressed" by the support of the IndyCar community.

The accident occurred when Wickens tried to pass fellow runner Ryan Hunter-Reay during the ABC Supply 500 series but accidentally crashed into the back of Hunter-Reay's vehicle.

The force threw Wickens' vehicle into the air before crashing into the side fence and falling back onto the track, where it spun violently across the road.

Schmidt Peterson did not place Wickens' car in the race after his accident, but Carlos Muñoz drove him in Portland last weekend and will close the season at the Sonoma seat in California.

The Wickens automobile is packaged and towed in the garage area at Pocono Raceway on August 19.

The Wickens automobile is packaged and towed in the garage area at Pocono Raceway on August 19.

The Wickens automobile is packaged and towed in the garage area at Pocono Raceway on August 19.

However, the team said the car will be from Wickens when it can return.

"Entry number 6 is for Robert Wickens and only for him," the team said. It does not matter how much time it takes for your full recovery, we will make that seat for you.

"The road to recovery for Robert will be long and difficult, but we hope you are with us cheering him."

The statement listed Wickens' injuries as follows: Thoracic spinal injury, spinal cord injury, neck fracture, fractures of the tibia and fibula in both legs, fractures in both hands, fracture of the right forearm, fracture of the elbow, four fractured ribs and pulmonary contusion.

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