Top-ranked dirt-tracker Will Davis suffered serious head injuries in an off-track incident, and is likely to be out of action for several weeks.
The 33-year-old Davis was playing softball on Thursday evening, July 13, when he collided head to head with another player while attempting to catch a pop fly. Davis was taken to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with a temporal skull fracture and a ruptured eardrum.
"Will was conscious the whole time, but he is pretty sore right now," said Davis' wife Rhonda from the couple's Goldsboro, North Carolina, home. "The good news is that there is no brain damage, but the neuro-surgeon who looked at him is saying that it may be 4-6 weeks before he can race again. But we're going to see another neuro-surgeon on Monday and see what he has to say. The first doctor was concerned about a loss of balance, but Will hasn't experienced any of that."
The accident couldn't have come at a worse time for Davis, whose Fasthog.com team was definitely on a roll. Two wins in the last to AMA/Progressive Insurance U.S. Flat Track Championships rounds had vaulted him to within one point of the series lead in that championship. Davis is also leading the points standings in both classes of the Formula USA/Wrenchead.com National Dirt Track Series.
We'll have more for you as this story develops, so stay tuned.