CHICAGO: French driver Sebastien Bourdais was given the green light to return to racing on Thursday following injuries sustained in a crash during Indy 500 qualifying.
IndyCar medical director Geoffrey Billows said an examination of the 38-year-old Dale Coyne Racing driver showed he was fit to resume racing.
Four-time IndyCar champion Bourdais suffered multiple fractures to his hip and pelvis following high-speed crash on May 20.
Billows said Bourdais was evaluated by orthopedic consultant Dr. Kevin Scheid on Tuesday before being cleared to return.
Bourdais had also undergone a medical evaluation in a driving test at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on July 31.