We previously mentioned that Dale Earnhardt Jr. would be sitting out the next two major races due to a concussion.
He got the head injury in a 25 car pile-up at Taladega Superspeedway!
Dale's sister, Kelley Earnhardt wrote in a blog that he might be back on the track sooner than we thought, saying:
"If all goes according to plan, and he continues to improve to 100%, he will test a race car early next week to be cleared for Martinsville (Speedway)."
He's apparently doing better than expected, with his doctor allowing him a little more wiggle room in his recuperation.
Dale was able to watch TV and see his car, driven by substitute Regan Smith, only last 61 laps before suffering engine failure.
"The doctor did relax his orders a little last week and allowed him to watch some television and play a little video games. He's not suppose to 'stress' his brain, LOL. He spent the weekend at home doing just that. He did watch the race and was bummed with the engine blowing on the 88."
Dale is doing everything he can to get back in his car ASAP!
He's doing all sorts of therapies and regularly seeing a doctor.
"Dale spent most of the day doing different therapies and exercises. We got back (Tuesday) afternoon and Dale has some different therapies to do at home as he consults with the doctors each day."
We're so glad his recovery is going so well!
Feel better, Dale!
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