Hinchcliffe undergoing another medical evaluation

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Doctors still have not cleared James Hinchcliffe to drive after he was diagnosed with a concussion Saturday.

The IndyCar driver was injured Saturday during the Grand Prix of Indianapolis when debris from another car appeared to fly into Hinchcliffe’s cockpit, striking him in the head following a restart. He was taken from the track on a stretcher and transported to a hospital where doctors diagnosed the concussion. Hinchcliffe had another exam Sunday.

It’s unclear how long the popular Canadian driver will be out. He missed Sunday’s opening Indianapolis 500 practice and was replaced in Andretti Autosport’s No. 27 Honda by Venezuela’s EJ Viso.

Hinchcliffe won three races last year. His best finish this season is seventh at Barber. Hinchcliffe finished 20th Saturday after starting 11th.

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