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Justin Wilson injured with a broken pelvis after a multi-car crash

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

On Saturday night, the Izod IndyCar Series returned for their first race since the Grand Prix of Houston, where the sport lost Dario Franchitti for the season finale.

Franchitti was recently released from a Houston hospital and relocated to Indianapolis, where he can recover from his injuries through the off-season. Now, Justin Wilson is the latest IndyCar driver in the hospital.

The car of Justin Wilson gets towed after a crash during the IZOD IndyCar Series MAVTV 500 World Championship
The car of Justin Wilson gets towed after a crash during the IZOD IndyCar Series MAVTV 500 World Championship (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

Wilson was involved in a multi-car crash at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Wilson lost control of his car after a tire got loose, then he would get t-boned by Tristan Vautier.

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He was awake and alert, as he was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. He was complaining about lower back pain from the crash, and it now appears that he broke his pelvis in the crash and could have additional back injuries, as well.

The 34-year-old was having the best season of his career and would finish 6th in the final points standings. He came into the race in 4th place.

He is no stranger to injuries from driving an IndyCar, as he broke his back in August 2011. And being a tall guy, he typically has to sit on the floor of the car to offset his height.

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At press time, there is no timetable on when Wilson will return to health. Due to this being the season-ending race, it is believed that he will be ready to race once again when the 2014 season begins.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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