"Following his on-track incident on Friday Will Power displayed no signs of injury and was evaluated and cleared by the INDYCAR Medical team. Per INDYCAR protocol we also evaluated the data collected from his ear accelerometers, which provides data specific to the impact on a driver’s head, and nothing gathered from that data indicated further evaluation was required. After learning of Will’s symptoms following qualifications Saturday he was required to submit to another evaluation by INDYCAR Medical Director Geoffery Billows, at which point he was diagnosed with a mild concussion. Power has been entered into INDYCAR’s concussion protocol and will need to be re-evaluated prior to being cleared to drive."
|Power's car against the wall Friday|
03/13/16 After repeated questioning by AR1.com whether Will Power had the flu or a concussion from his accident on Friday, IndyCar just issued a statement that indeed Power does have a mild concussion.
He displayed no signs of a concussion right after the accident, nor did the ear accelerometers indicate further evaluation was needed. However, when he started to complain about vertigo the doctors did further evaluation.
Power has been entered into IndyCar's concussion protocol and will need to be re-evaluated prior to being cleared to drive again.