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From rehab, Robert Wickens thanks fans for kind words

(WISH) — An injured IndyCar driver thanked fans for well wishes and told drivers he’d be watching Sunday’s race at Sonoma from his bed at rehab.

“All your kind words and all of your positivity has meant the absolute world to me and my family,” Robert Wickens said in a video posted to Twitter on Sunday afternoon.

APP USERS: Click here to watch Wickens’ video from rehab. 

Wickens was injured during in a crash Aug. 19 at Pocono Raceway. He was hospitalized in Pennsylvania and then transferred to IU Health Methodist Hospital. He had surgery to insert titanium rods and screws to stabilize his fractured spine. Wickens also had surgery on his leg and arm.

While Wickens said in the video that he didn’t know what the future would hold and the road to recovery would be “very long,” he made a promise to those watching: “All I can say is I can promise you guys I’m going to work as hard as possible, train as hard as possible, to make sure I’m back in a race car as quick as possible.”