Mikhail Aleshin has finally been discharged from hospital, over two weeks after he sustained serious injuries in final practice for the IndyCar Series’ finale at Fontana’s Auto Club Speedway.

The Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver crashed heavily into the superspeedway’s catch fencing on the eve of the final race of the season after losing control through a bend.

The Russian suffered serious injuries in the accident, including concussion, fractures ribs and a broken collarbone. He was taken to a local hospital before being airlifted for more intensive treatment at Indianapolis’ Methodist Hospital.

The SPM team has subsequently confirmed progress of his recuperation, announcing that he had been officially discharged to continue the next phase of his recovery.

“I’m feeling better each day,” Aleshin is quoted as saying. “I’m very happy to be back in Indianapolis with my friends and the team. The doctors are taking very good care of me.

“Everything is going as planned with my recovery, and before you know it I’ll be back behind the steering wheel.”

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