Injured Sebastien Bourdais appears at Indianapolis 500

Injured Sebastien Bourdais appears at Indianapolis 500
Posted at 1:57 PM, May 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-28 13:57:35-04
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Sebastian Bourdais is at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and, as promised, he's using crutches.
The Frenchman was involved in a terrifying wreck on qualifying weekend that left him with a fractured pelvis, hip and ribs. He had surgery hours after the accident, was released from Methodist Hospital on Wednesday and is already going through hours of daily rehabilitation .
"I'm feeling great to be here and out of the hospital atmosphere," said Bourdais, who told The Associated Press on Saturday that he refused to show up in a wheel chair.
Bourdais still can't put any weight on his right leg for five weeks, but he is targeting he season-ending race at Sonoma to get back in his car. James Davison will start in his place for Dale Coyne Racing on Sunday.