Wickens up date

Discussion in 'Open Wheel Racing' started by DanicaFreak, Aug 22, 2018.

  1. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

  2. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    To top it off he is a great guy to. Met him at Barber this year. Hang in there Wick.
     
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  3. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    Yeah... this one hurts.
     
  4. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner




    Dammit this sucks so much.
     
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  5. Reck

    Reck Enrique?

    This really does suck. I was really starting to get into Indy more than ever because of Wickens. I finally found somebody to watch on a weekly basis and boom, this happens.

    I hope he overcomes.
     
  6. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle




    Respect and well wishes from Alex Zanardi as well..
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  7. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    If he ever races again, it looks like it will be awhile, pretty torn up. Yeah like Reck, Wickens increased my interest in IndyCar. I hope all of the operations are successful and he can race again.
     
  8. Greg

    Greg 2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader

    Hope he will be okay.
    The reports are a little vague, which increases the concern.
     
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  9. LewTheShoe

    LewTheShoe Team Owner

    Yeah, exactly. We are conditioned to expect the worst when those reassuring phrases are omitted. Racing... she is a cruel hard mistress.
     
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  10. rd45usa

    rd45usa Team Owner

  11. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    Tbh, I thought he was speaking already. Glad to hear regardless.
     
  12. KTMLew01

    KTMLew01 Team Owner

    When they mentioned where the spinal damage was I thought that frequently affects ability to breathe. I will really be surprised if he regains any movement in lower extremities. Racing can be cruel.
     
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  13. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    team canada


    GO GO GO GO hinchtown.
    #prayerstowicky

    Ordered a couple shirts from IMS.com I will post pics when they come in.
     
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  14. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    Jeff Gluck‏Verified account @jeff_gluck
    Update on Robert Wickens from @hinchtown: Wickens is “getting better every day” and his first words during hospital visit were, “Sick glove, bro” (talking about compression glove Hinch is wearing after injury). Says everyone hoping Wickens can be transferred to Indy hospital soon
     
  15. Tumbleweed

    Tumbleweed Team Owner

    One of his diagnoses from a report I heard (I don't remember where) is a pulmonary contusion. I am certainly no doctor but based on the description of that diagnosis, that is what has been affecting his ability to breath and hopefully not anything to do with his spine:

    https://www.healthline.com/health/bruised-lung-pulmonary-contusion
     
  16. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

  17. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    Nice show of support from the Portland race.

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  18. Greg

    Greg 2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader

    God I hope he will be okay, the reports are still very concerning.
     
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  19. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    Yeah. Such a bummer.
     
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  20. jws926

    jws926 I need to think of something new for here

    Never heard of him before the accident, but damn, its hard not feel bad for him, I hop he is able to recover from his injuries live a normal life.
     
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  21. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    Won the pole in his very first race this year and damn near won the race if not for being taken out late while leading. Was a legitimate championship contender. Overwhelming potential.
     
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  22. Jimmy W1

    Jimmy W1 Team Owner

    I miss the Wickens/Rossi battles. They certainly gave the race a lot of excitement.
     
  23. KTMLew01

    KTMLew01 Team Owner

    For me it's the LACK of reports that speak volumes.
     
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  24. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

  25. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    Jenna Fryer‏Verified account @JennaFryer
    Robert Wickens had surgeries this week on fractures to both of his legs and hands. Wickens is expected to be transferred to a rehabilitation center soon. severity of his spinal cord injury still unknown.
     
  26. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

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  27. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    #GetWellWickens :(
     
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  28. Reck

    Reck Enrique?

    He's very young so he's got that working for him in terms of healing faster.
     
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  29. rd45usa

    rd45usa Team Owner

    Just outside the backstrech at Indy. Pretty friggin' cool.
     
  30. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

  31. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    Awesome.
     
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  32. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    It's good to hear from him, he at least thinks he will race again
     
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  33. Greg

    Greg 2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader

    I feel better after hearing him talk. The image alone is scary and it is a honest testimony to his courage. He is a fighter and warrior, worthy of the utmost respect.
    But he has an incredible mountain to climb.
    He will have my respect regardless of the outcome.
     
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  34. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

  35. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    I'm not sure how that equipment works, is he moving his legs or is the machine?
     
  36. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    I think it uses electrodes to stimulate his muscles? At any rate, it's good to see.
     
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  37. Bobw

    Bobw Team Owner

    Similar to the one I used in rehab, my feet were strapped to the pedals and the resistance set. The therapist would dial in the speed that I had to maintain.
     
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  38. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    Ah ok, I know there's been so much speculation to the extent of his spinal injuries I wasn't sure if that was all him or not.
     
  39. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    This is epic to see

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  40. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

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