Rahal Letterman Lanigan driver Pippa Mann has been diagnosed with an end-plate fracture of the C7 vertebra as a result of an Aug. 13 practice crash for the MoveThatBlock.com Indy 225 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

The injury was not apparent on the initial X-rays and was discovered during a follow-up MRI in Indianapolis.

The injury is not expected to keep Mann from making her next scheduled IZOD IndyCar Series start Oct. 2 at the Kentucky Indy 300.

"Thanks to everyone for all the support and messages! They mean a lot," Mann wrote on her website.

The team is scheduled to test at Kentucky Speedway with Mann, who won the 2010 Firestone Indy Lights race at the 1.5-mile oval, on Sept. 13.

On Sept. 23, Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti of Target Chip Ganassi Racing, Ana Beatriz of Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, and Ryan Briscoe and WIll Power of Team Penske are scheduled to test on the oval.