INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - IndyCar driver Sebastien Bourdais, who was involved in a racing accident Saturday, thanked his fans and supporters following surgery Monday.
"I'm not going to go for a run tomorrow, but I'm up! Thank you all for your support!," he tweeted Monday evening.
Series medical director Dr. Geoffrey Billows said he met with Bourdais on Sunday and the French driver was "doing even better than I expected."
Bourdais was injured during Saturday's qualifying. His car wiggled going through the second turn and when the four-time Champ Car champion tried to correct the car, it slid up the track and slammed head-on into the SAFER barrier. The No. 18 car flipped before stopping on the back straightaway.