Daniel Suarez injured his thumb after being involved in a lap two incident with Alex Bowman, Ross Chastain, Paul Menard and Austin Dillon Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway and has now been diagnosed by his doctor with a fractured thumb. Saurez posted the update on his twitter after being seen by his doctor.
With that being said, Daniel Suarez also announced that he has been cleared to compete despite the injury and will be racing in Sunday’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Suarez also posted a photo on twitter of the brace he will have to wear for the foreseeable future after injuring his hand at Texas Motor Speedway last week.
I went to the doctor this morning. Saurez said in a video update to his fans on Twitter,” They say I have an avulsion fracture in my left thumb, but I will be ready to go this weekend” He also posted a video on his twitter moments after the incident at Texas and said he would have to get the injury looked at later in the week.
“I won’t need surgery and it’s not broke,” Suarez said in a video posted to his Twitter account. “But the tendons and ligaments are pretty bad.”
Although Daniel Suarez was knocked out of contention early on in Sunday’s race at Texas Motor Speedway, he was able to recover to complete 290 of the scheduled 334 laps and finished 29th in the process. Interestingly enough, Suarez currently sits 28th in the point standings after Texas and will need to gain 28 points or nab a win in order to make The Playoffs this year.
What are your thoughts? Should Daniel Suarez race with a fractured thumb at Bristol? Or should he rest up a little bit and maybe try to get into the playoffs thanks to a waiver? Let us know in the comments below!