IndyCar Driver Stefan Wilson Shares Update From Hospital After Brutal Crash Led To Fractured Vertebrae

IndyCar racer Stefan Wilson

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IndyCar racer Stefan Wilson collided in practice with Katherine Legge on Monday ahead of the Indianapolis 500 sending both cars into the wall.

The impact of the crash was so powerful it led to a fracture in Stefan Wilson’s 12th thoracic vertebrae which will keep him sidelined for a while.

The 33-year-old English driver spent the night in the Indianapolis hospital for additional monitoring and testing after the dangerous crash. Footage of the Indianapolis 500 practice crash was shared by local news immediately following the incident:

On Tuesday afternoon, Stefan shared an update on his condition from his hospital bed with fans flooding his comments in support.

Stefan said he’s “doing well, all things considered” and that he’s “really thankful for all the support” he has received over the past 24 hours since his IndyCar crash.

Wilson went on to say he’s glad that fellow racer Graham Rahal will be stepping in to race in the Indianapolis 500 this weekend after Wilson’s spot opened up. He also repeatedly thanked his Dreyer & Reinbold Racing team for their help and support after the brutal crash.

Fellow racers, friends, and fans flooded his comments with support. They wrote:

“Feel absolutely terrible for you Stefan, 363 days of prep and hard work, your team is lucky to have such a great driver!!!”

“Stef… so gutted for you. Much love.”

“Glad you’re doing ok Stef. Was looking forward to cheering you on in Indy, but we’ll look forward to 2024. Thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.”

“Gutted for you man. Speedy recovery and we are all counting down the days until nexts years race to see you back in action.”

Stefan Wilson finished by saying that now he’s “focused on recovery” and is “already looking towards 2024.”

The other driver involved in the crash reportedly, Legge, was reportedly able to climb out of her car on her own power, thankfully.