NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Brian Vickers was hospitalized this week after experiencing stomach pains. Tests have revealed that the circuits rising star has several blood clots in his veins.
According to Motorsport:
Vickers was in the Nation’s Capital earlier this week preparing for a meeting Congressman Doc Hastings (R-Washington state) when he began experiencing pains in his stomach. Upon the recommendation of physician Dr. Jerry Petty, Vickers went to an emergency room of an unidentified hospital where he underwent a battery of tests, including CT scans. It was during the latter procedure the blood clots were discovered.
During a morning press Jay Frye, Red Bull Racing Team general manager said:
“Brian (Vickers) was having some discomfort in his chest and with the encouragement of Dr. Petty, he went to an emergency room to get checked out. Numerous tests were conducted, including a CT scan. The scan discovered several blood clots in his veins, but not his arteries, and he was admitted to a hospital on Wednesday evening. Currently, he is being given medication to dissolve the clots. He has been thoroughly tested and given a clean bill of health. Doctors are not certain what caused the clots, and we have been in constant contact with Brian.”
Currently there is no discharge time for Vickers, although friends and family say he is in good health and ready to leave when he received a full discharge from his doctors. [img credit: CupScene]