Sam Bird hospitalized with broken left hand
Immediately after an excellent recovery course in the second race of the London E-Prixbritish driver Sam Bird was sent to hospital for precautionary checks following an injury sustained in the opening round.
The Jaguar TCS Racing the driver did not go to the media enclosure after the race and instead went straight to the hospital. An x-ray of his left hand showed the Briton had a displaced midline fracture. The Briton somehow persevered throughout the race and managed to salvage eighth place despite starting from the bottom of the grid.
With the season finale in South Korea just under two weeks away, his participation has been in doubt. The first lap saw carnage coming out of turn six and into turn sixteen, where the drivers piled into each other. Bird’s injury sums up what has been a terrible weekend at home for him, where in race one he retired on the opening lap following a collision with Edouardo Mortara and Jean-Eric Vergne.
Bird’s team released the following statement on Sunday afternoon, to clarify what happened and what the plan is moving forward.
He said : “Shortly after the race, Sam Bird was taken to hospital for precautionary checks on an injury sustained on the first lap of round fourteen in London. Following an x-ray, he suffered a displaced midshaft fracture of his left hand. Sam will see a specialist as soon as possible to determine the best treatment. Sam’s participation in the upcoming Seoul E-Prix on August 13-14 will be assessed in the coming days.