(LONG POND, PA) – IndyCar Series driver Ryan Hunter-Reay was evaluated at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest Campus, in Allentown, PA, on Saturday for injuries to his left hip and knee sustained in a crash in qualifying for the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway.
Hunter-Reay was treated and released, but was not cleared to drive. A further evaluation by IndyCar Medical Director Dr Geoffrey Billows on Sunday cleared Hunter-Reay to drive.
“During qualifying today, out of nowhere, the car stepped out on me,” Hunter-Reay said. “It was a bit of a wiggle, which I caught. The second time it happened, it came with no warning, which is a bit confusing. I hit my hip pretty bad as well as my knee, so the doctors thought it would be best to go in for further evaluation. After a CT scan and MRI, I am able to go and get a good night’s sleep. I’m sure I’ll wake up sore, but will hopefully be able to get back in the DHL machine tomorrow.”