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James Hinchcliffe must wait for IndyCar return after concussion

James Hinchcliffe

James Hinchcliffe has been cleared to resume light physical training, but will remain out of the IndyCar cockpit until at least Thursday as his recovery from a concussion continues.

The Andretti driver sustained the injury when his helmet was hit by debris during last Saturday's race on the Indianapolis road course.

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He was initially evaluated at both the circuits medical facility and a nearby hospital that same day, and underwent a second evaluation by IndyCar medical director Dr Michael Olinger on Tuesday.

A series statement said that Hinchcliffe is continuing to make a good recovery, but he has not yet been given clearance to drive. An third assessment is scheduled for Thursday.

EJ Viso has been standing in for Hinchcliffe during the opening days of practice for the Indy 500. The Venezuelan was at the top of the speed charts on Tuesday before the session was called off due to heavy rain.

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