Robert Wickens Reveals He's Paralyzed After Vicious Indy Car Crash

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Rookie IndyCar driver Robert Wickens was the victim of a terrifying wreck at Pocono in August, a wreck which broke nearly his entire body. Wickens shared a video Thursday of him in rehabilitation, while also confirming that he is now paraplegic.


Wickens, 29, broke his neck, spine, both legs, both hands, his right forearm, an elbow, and four ribs in the crash, and has undergone multiple surgeries since. It’s nice to see him moving around again, and even better news that he has hopes of walking again. Wishing you well, Robert.

Update, 10:17 p.m.: Wickens shared more about his rehabilitation on Twitter:

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