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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:30 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:02 pm 
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an update from wickens himself...short video. his hands and arms are moving

https://racer.com/2018/09/16/wickens-re ... o-message/


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:43 am 
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pc27b wrote:
an update from wickens himself...short video. his hands and arms are moving

https://racer.com/2018/09/16/wickens-re ... o-message/

Get well soon :thumbup:

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:56 am 
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Has stated in an Instagram post that as a result of his crash at Pocono he is paralyzed from the waist down. Whether this is temporary paralysis or not is not 100% clear but it does not sound good.


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 Post subject: Re: Robert Wickens
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Has stated in an Instagram post that as a result of his crash at Pocono he is paralyzed from the waist down. Whether this is temporary paralysis or not is not 100% clear but it does not sound good.

Not good. :(

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:34 pm 
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https://racer.com/2018/10/25/wickens-cl ... on-my-own/

it's not surprising, but obviously still sucks to get the confirmation.
nfl player ryan shazier couldn't walk a year ago, but can do some walking now. hope for the same with wickens


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 Post subject: Re: Robert Wickens
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:55 pm 
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owenmahamilton wrote:
Has stated in an Instagram post that as a result of his crash at Pocono he is paralyzed from the waist down. Whether this is temporary paralysis or not is not 100% clear but it does not sound good.


Yeah, I was wondering the same thing. Don't know if the doctors know at this point.

Since he does reportedly have some movement in his legs, the nerves are probably not completely severed. Hopefully with therapy and training he can get his legs working on some level again. If he wants to go racing again though, he may have to use the same kind of hand control setup as Alex Zanardi uses.

Don't know if that solution will work or be allowed in Indycar.

I am thinking that Indycar mandates that a driver has to be able to extricate themselves from the car unaided in about 30 seconds for safety sake.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:50 pm 
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It will not matter what future will hold for Robert, all we care that we like to see him walking, and standing. No matter what motorsport you are competing in, there is no turning back.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:52 pm 
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Here's hoping for a relatively speedy recovery.

Meanwhile Ericsson will take his seat?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:10 pm 
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Here's hoping for a relatively speedy recovery.

Meanwhile Ericsson will take his seat?

Well Schmidt/Peterson Racing says they are keeping Wickens car for him and giving Ericsson a new car. Maybe a matter of semantics. I would guess that Wickens crew will be assigned to Marcus.

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports announced today that Marcus Ericsson will pilot the #7 Honda for the 2019 IndyCar Series season.
"The #6 Honda remains open for 2018 IndyCar Series and Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year Robert Wickens when he wants to and is able to return."

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:30 pm 
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Just saw the Ericsson announcement on twitter. I wonder how he will do in Indy. Good luck to he and Robert.


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