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Youngest the driver to win -- -- NASCAR's major series but last month Brian Vickers got some news that really changes life and could threaten his career at least temporarily.
So will Brian Vickers race again and when he joins us now on the scoreboard good to see again Brian thanks for being here so so what happened.
What was it what was the news that's a great question -- we don't available we don't fully know yet I was having some pains my left side.
And a couple of -- by the way we should say they were excruciating hours very active it was a one attended the temperature and now being stubborn and the young and race car driver and you think you bulletproof.
I push it -- long and I should have won in the hospital and had a couple doctors and how long did you push your we're talking days.
And no wasn't I'm not -- at all and one hospital just in time actually we got there it was getting worse and they they they found blood clots and in the tournament here.
These are blood clots and and we can only guess I suppose that but what caused that when you sit down in a prone position for so long if not we're in those those special socks that that tighten up the blood vessels which you -- because -- -- -- -- -- problem.
You can develop blood clots and they can be deadly remember NBC's David Bloom absolutely one thing -- and all the viewers as.
Is you know I'm -- -- you -- me an athlete in great shape exercise eat well 26 years old.
And I have blood clots that can happen anybody got to be very careful long flights long car rides.
There's a lot of things that could cause a lot of things that I do that could've caused -- -- -- position for a long time you've got to Wear those socks I mean it always is that what was or just not -- -- yet could be giving you really need to consult the doctor I'm I'm not a doctor but.
Yeah even just getting up on an airplane walking around you when you shouldn't -- for a longer time by the way it happened my wife my wife was on a plane trip to London can develop a blood clot in her leg.
And the day after we arrived one issue at a stroke.
You get a hole or are we didn't know about it travel.
And it could travel if not to your brain could travel to your -- and that's that's what the danger was in your case -- went to my along with twenty Thompson population how that whole heart.
And and that's how it jumps to the other side and use your -- all the beautiful that whole art.
What about Brian Vickers watch what's the prognosis.
How long you have to stay off drugs.
I'm going to be out for six months not do the blood -- the due to -- -- the blood and now so in other words when you take the blood thinner in order to get rid of the clots.
Any little cut or scratch could could be deadly to you become like hemophilia correct yes when you're not a walking -- bomb as the doctor told me he has.
-- I'll I'll awards used to have a normal life you can exercise you do certain things -- understand the risk goes up.
It was really not even as much as external bleeding uses internally.
In a crashing and high impact situation you know not.
That not fifteen in the cab in New York but yet 200 miles an hour on the racetrack you can -- the blood that's when your head in.
-- they could possibly.
Internal injuries -- most concern is -- -- can't -- -- can -- so so you're out until the blood -- go away and then you're immediately backers are still some question.
Well we're still running tests are still in the get more answers I'm definitely out for six months while -- blood thinner it's really more about the blood and making sure the concert known.
-- be in -- moment how's -- your team are you being compensated or yours yours sidewinder do you you have to about the savings -- rebels an incredible company and -- -- -- that -- sponsor -- yeah -- -- built into the contract even if it wasn't I know for sure the company they are.
You it would be an issue with that I'm still part of team and they -- -- -- -- I'm going to be.
The New York air race over and I wanted to that F one race this weekend Montreal would be some stuff -- rebel wouldn't be here in New York.
For the first ever -- New -- which can be absolutely incredible.
You have your good friend Casey Mears -- -- substitute driver four he's going to be driving a car.
You had particularly had to pick -- that is the one of the crash right you have access to get out yeah get a picture of a lot of profit finish on a well you know let's term it didn't matter if people wanna -- our races for the graduate that that was this year -- that was one of the could be one of the -- which -- will retire.
At -- let them.
Anyway it's Casey Mears -- in the car.
A great driver and a dear friend.
So I'm excited see him back in the car and and hopefully it'll work out best for everyone by the way what is the message the folks out there what we're there what are the warning signs where he should call a doctor right away.
You should just call about if you think some -- he should go out and and you know when this is the winning footage about -- and I guess show it crashes there -- -- much better.
Yeah you know the best thing I can say is that you no matter how healthy are how will you -- how young you are.
If you think from the ground just -- just go the doctor.
You know for me it was a it was a pain in my left long that he can be -- -- lagging can be swelling could be a lot of things and and that we're not just blood possibly can be.
The biggest thing I've learned from this just you know just what we scoreboard has no doubt that your gonna be back -- in six months and back in the -- field as well good to see him and -- in fact even.
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