Daniel Suarez says he will be “ready to go” at Bristol Motor Speedway after injuring his hand last weekend.
In a Twitter video posted Tuesday the Joe Gibbs Racing driver revealed he was diagnosed with an avulsion fracture in his left thumb. Per the Mayo Clinic website, the type of fracture is when a small part of the bone attached to a tendon or ligament gets pulled away from the main part of the bone.
“It seems like it’s good news because actually I won’t need surgery and it’s not broke,” said Suarez. “But tendons and ligaments are pretty bad … the doctor has cleared me to race.”
— Daniel Suárez (@Daniel_SuarezG) April 10, 2018
Suarez will wear a brace at Bristol Motor Speedway and has already been working with his No. 19 team to make needed adjustments in the car.
The sophomore driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was injured during a Lap 4 crash involving four cars at Texas Motor Speedway. He completed the race and finished 29th.