Dale Jr. Shares details of concussion treatment

Earnhardt Jr.
Earnhardt Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will miss his fifth consecutive race this week as he recovers from a concussion, and he gave his Instagram followers a peek into his rehab Thursday. Earnhardt posted a series of videos that he said are to help with his balance and gaze stability — the ability to focus on an object in the distance while moving his head.

One of the videos shows him doing steps as well as having someone throw a ball at a wall behind him, and then he turns and catches the ball on the rebound.

In the post showing some of the physical exercises, Earnhardt wrote: "Simple stuff but it's really helping."

Other posts included eye charts he is supposed to read while shaking his head — "Bout got them memorized," he wrote in a post — and in another, he talks about a computerized three-dimensional program, which crosses his eyes and trains his eyes to work together.

The results are sent to his doctors online. Earnhardt is expected to see doctors next week, which could determine when he returns to racing. See full article at ESPN.com

Leave a Reply