Brian Vickers out rest of racing season due to blood clot

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Brian Vickers will miss the rest of the 2013 NASCAR season due to a blood clot. Vickers has a blood clot in his right calf and has been placed on blood thinners.
"If there's anything to be positive about with today's news it's that this is only a temporary setback," Vickers said in a team release. "The timing for this is never good, but I'm glad we'll get it out of the way now and be ready to run for a championship with the Aaron's Dream Machine in 2014."
Vickers complained of a sore ankle and an examination revealed the blood clot. Due to the serious nature of a blood clot, he was immediately put on medication and pulled from racing. Even still, he and his team are hopeful:
"If there's anything to be positive about with today's news it's that this is only a temporary setback," Vickers said in a team release. "The timing for this is never good, but I'm glad we'll get it out of the way now and be ready to run for a championship with the Aaron's Dream Machine in 2014."
What a great attitude! Racing is important to Vickers, but team co-owner Michael Waltrip reminded us all of what's most important:
"It's pretty amazing, talking to Brian, looking at Brian, that he can't race," Waltrip said. "It just goes to show you how fragile life is at times...."
I am reminded that the most important things in life aren't things. Your Jersey Girlfriend, ~Angela Davis

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