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Daniel Suarez diagnosed with avulsion fracture of his left thumb

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Daniel Suarez diagnosed with avulsion fracture of his left thumb
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Apr 11, 2018, 2:34 AM

Daniel Suarez was diagnosed with an avulsion fracture in his left thumb but will be able to compete this weekend at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.

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Daniel Suarez, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry STANLEY Children's Miracle Network Hospitals National Champions
Daniel Suarez, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry STANLEY Children's Miracle Network Hospitals National Champions
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Daniel Suarez, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry STANLEY Children's Miracle Network Hospitals National Champions

Suarez suffered the injury in a Lap 2 wreck in Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway that also collected Alex Bowman, Austin Dillon, Ross Chastain and Paul Menard.

Suarez posted a video after the race that showed his left hand wrapped in a splint and he said he was going to be further evaluated back in North Carolina.

On Tuesday, Suarez posted an update on his Twitter account, explaining he had been diagnosed with an avulsion fracture of his left thumb.

“I won’t need surgery and it’s not broke, but the tendons and ligaments are pretty bad,” he said in the video.

An avulsion fracture is an injury to the bone in a location where a tendon or ligament attaches to the bone. When the fracture occurs, the tendon or ligament pulls off a piece of the bone. 

In Tuesday’s video update, Suarez also showed off the new brace he will use on his left hand, both in and out of the car. He stopped by the Joe Gibbs Racing shop to work with his No. 19 Toyota team on any adjustments he would need in his car.

 

 

 

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Series NASCAR Cup
Event Texas
Location Texas Motor Speedway
Drivers Daniel Suarez
Teams Joe Gibbs Racing
Author Jim Utter