NASCAR driver Ryan Newman is officially on the mend. The news comes less than a week since his a terrifying accident on the last lap of the Daytona 500.
However, he is speaking out about a head injury that he is currently receiving treatment for.
“I was fortunate to avoid any internal organ damage or broken bones,” Newman said via a statement released by his racing team on Sunday (Feb. 23) before the race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. “I did sustain a head injury for which I’m currently being treated. The doctors have been pleased with my progression over the last few days.”
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Indeed, it’s no surprise that Newman is dealing with some repercussions stemming from the scary accident which occurred Feb. 17. In fact, when he was seen walking out of the hospital on Feb. 19 holding the hands of his children, many fans were shocked that he not only survived the accident, but did not have any outwardly obvious injuries.
Now we know that the 42-year old, Indiana native has, in fact, been dealing with some health issues on the inside. But make no mistake – Newman has every intention of driving again.
“I have spoken with Jack Roush and he has assured me that the No. 6 car will be waiting and ready for my return,” Newman concluded in his statement. “I’m looking forward to getting behind the wheel and battling for another race win in the Roush Fenway Ford.”
And yes, soon Newman plans to speak out about the accident that nearly took his life.
“Ryan actually wants to be the one in front of you to answer those questions,” said Roush Fenway president Steve Newmark. “He and I talked about that, and he’s kind of champing at the bit to get back here and I think he feels that would be most appropriate for him to be behind the mic answering a lot of those questions.”