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After being pulled from racing last week due to a head injury, the racing star revealed in a new interview the struggles he continues to deal with while under the care of specialists.
In his weekly podcast, Dale Earnhardt Jr. started out thanking his replacement driver, Alex Bowman, for his solid performance at New Hampshire this last weekend. He quickly moved into the serious complications he’s battling from the head injury sustained from crashes during NASCAR races in Michigan and Daytona.
“I know there’s probably a lot of speculation about what type of injury or symptoms I’m dealing with,” Earnhardt began. “My mind feels real sharp. I took the impact test…and my results matched my baseline (test results), which made me feel confident that my brain was pretty sharp. It feels good.”
But, as the racing star continues, it’s not all good news – and he’s still fighting with some serious effects of head trauma that’s likely concussion-related.
“I’ve struggled with my balance over the last four or five days, and I definitely wouldn’t have been able to drive a race car [last weekend],” he continued adding that he’s also battling nausea. “I’m going to take this slow and strictly follow the advice of my doctors…It’s just going to take a lot of patience.”
Expressing his deepest gratitude for all of the support and well-wishes he’s received from his fans, family, friends, and most importantly – his racing team, Earnhardt says that it really makes him feel good and does his heart good.
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