NASCAR driver treated at UAB University Hospital following spinal injury


NASCAR driver Erik Jones was taken to UAB University Hospital in Birmingham, Ala., after suffering a compression fracture in a lower vertebra in his spine following a crash at Talladega Superspeedway, according to an April 23 report from The Tennessean.

Mr. Jones complained of back pain immediately following his crash on April 21. He suffered a hard hit to the outside wall of the track during a multi-car crash. 

He was treated at UAB, released the same day, and returned the next day for follow ups with a specialist, according to the report. 

Mr. Jones will miss the next race in NASCAR's Cup Series to recover from the injury. He is a three-time Cup Series winner and was seeded 20th for this year's tournament at the time of his injury. 

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