UPDATE: Bourdais has surgery after being injured in Saturday crash at IMS

The car driven by Sebastien Bourdais, of France, impacts the wall in the second turn during qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Mike Fair)
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SPEEDWAY, Ind. (WTHR) - Sebastien Bourdais, who crashed in during the third lap of his attempt to qualify for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500, underwent successful surgery Saturday night for pelvic injuries.

"Surgery went well," INDYCAR Medical Director Dr. Geoffrey Billows said Sunday. "I've met with Sebastien this morning and he was doing even better than I expected."

Bourdais released a statement Sunday that was shared on Twitter, vowing to return to racing when he recovers.


Bourdais crashed Saturday during a qualifying run at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and was taken to IU Health-Methodist Hospital for further observation.


Bourdais was diagnosed with multiple fractures to his pelvis and a fracture to his right hip.

Team owner Dale Coyne released this statement: "Sebastien is in good hands here at IU Methodist Hospital with the staff and now we just wait for him to recover."

The four-time Indy car champion did not lose consciousness in the crash, and was awake and alert when the safety team reached his car.

Bourdais had just posted the two fastest laps of the day before losing control in Turn 2 on his third lap and making heavy contact with the SAFER barrier in his Dale Coyne Racing Honda.


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