Tony Kanaan fit for Sao Paulo IndyCar race despite injury
|By Mark Glendenning||Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 08:28 GMT|
Tony Kanaan is expected to be fit for next weekend's Sao Paulo IndyCar race, despite injuring his hand in a Long Beach crash.
The Brazilian hurt his right hand when he hit the barriers while fighting Oriol Servia for fifth in the closing laps of the race.
After undergoing an initial assessment at the circuit's medical centre, he was referred to specialists for x-rays on Monday.
The x-rays revealed torn ligaments and bruising. However no bones were broken, with Kanaan describing the damage via Twitter as "a full-on injury but it will heal on its own."
A KV team spokesperson told AUTOSPORT that while the progress of healing will be tracked over the coming days, Kanaan is expected to recover in time to race in Brazil.
"We're monitoring the situation, but he should be fine," she said.