Wehrlein will race in Canada after back scan

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Pascal Wehrlein will take to the grid for next weekend's Canadian Grand Prix after a scan on his back revealed no issues after his crash in Monaco.

The Sauber driver hit his head against the Tecpro protection as contact with Jenson Button at Portier saw the German's car pitched onto its side.

Though he was able to exit the car and walk away unaided after the incident, fears were raised Wehrlein may have reaggravated the injury he sustained in January's Race of Champions after a similarly violent crash saw him break three vertabrae in his spine and miss the opening three races of this season as a result.

However, on Thursday, those fears were unfounded after the 22-year-old tweeted: "Checks all done, see you in Montreal @SauberF1Team."

It is good news for Sauber as Wehrlein has impressed with an 11th on his return in Sochi followed by his best result in F1 of eighth in Spain, a result that moved the Swiss team ahead of McLaren in the Constructors' standings.