Briscoe undergoes wrist surgery

Briscoe undergoes wrist surgery

IndyCar

Briscoe undergoes wrist surgery

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Ryan Briscoe has undergone successful surgery to his broken right wrist following his accident in Saturday’s IndyCar race at Toronto. The procedure, which involved the fitting of a T-plate and screws into Briscoe’s fractured distal radius bone, was carried out on Monday at Indiana Orthopedic Hospital by IndyCar consultant Dr. Kevin Sheid.

Briscoe will be evaluated on Wednesday, and then again on July 30, at which point he is expected to be fitted for a carbon fiber splint.

“Big thanks to everybody at the Indiana Orthopedic Hospital for the great hospitality and speedy surgery,” Briscoe said. “Everybody at the hospital, and all of the IndyCar medical staff, have done a great job taking good care of me and I can’t thank them enough. I’m feeling good and can’t wait to get back behind the wheel.”

Briscoe suffered the injury when he was caught up in the tail end of an accident between Justin Wilson and Charlie Kimball, which sent Kimball’s car into the path of Briscoe’s.

His best prognosis is for a return at the next race at Mid-Ohio on Aug. 4, although a final decision will be made once his recovery has been assessed.

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