Official Ryan Newman Health Update, Wife Krissie’s Social Media Still Fueling Fans Reconciliation Hopes
NASCAR driver Ryan Newman relayed information on his head injury as fans watch wife Krissie's social media for signs of recovery or reconciliation.
Ryan Newman has issued a press release regarding his health. The beloved NASCAR driver escaped his Daytona crash without any broken bones or internal organ damage. But, he did suffer a head injury. NASCAR fans are following Ryan Newman’s wife Krissie’s social media activity in hopes of any glimpse into the star driver’s recovery or the couple’s reconciliation.
Newman’s recovery following his brutal crash two weekends ago has been remarkable. Rocket Man was leading in the final lap of the Daytona 500 when his car was hit then went airborne and skidded upside down as it caught on fire. Video of the crash is in the tweet below.
— Rob (@Acclr8n) February 18, 2020
Ryan Newman Health Update
On Sunday at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Roush Fenway Racing team president Steve Newmark read a prepared statement from Ryan Newman regarding his health.
The statement read:
I’m sorry that I can’t be at the track in person but I asked Steve to take a moment to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude for all the support that was shown last week to both me and my family.
The outpouring of emotion from not only the NASCAR community but across the country has been truly humbling. I want to personally thank everyone including the man upstairs for their support, encouragement and the numerous offers of assistance.
We always say that the NASCAR community is one big family and never has that been more evident to me than after seeing this family rally together and provide the comfort and support that has been shown to my family and me over the past few days. The calls and visits from the NASCAR executives and my friends and competitors have been truly uplifting.
I want to thank everyone involved in my care, especially the staff at Halifax Medical Center, where I am convinced I received the best care available. I’m confident the efforts of each of these trained professionals played a major role in where I’m sitting today. And, to the entire NASCAR organization, led by Jim France, thanks for being by my side the entire time. You truly stepped up to support me unconditionally when it mattered most.
Most importantly, I have to thank the guys back at the Roush Fenway Racing shop that built me a car not only fast enough to lead the final seconds of the Daytona 500, but strong enough to do its job under great distress, allowing me to survive such an accident. I am truly indebted to each of you, and it is unlikely I will ever be able to properly express to you how much the diligent effort with which you conduct your craftsmanship has affected me and my family. I hope you took pride in the photograph of me walking out of the hospital hand in hand with my daughters on Wednesday. Thank you. I can’t wait to get back in your race car.
I was fortunate to avoid any internal organ damage or broken bones. I did sustain a head injury for which I am currently being treated. The doctors have been pleased with my progression over the last few days.
Again, I want to thank each of you. From my partners, teammates, and competitors and each and every fan across the country. Thank you, everyone, for the unparalleled concern and unwavering support. And to the media, who has acted with such respect and class during this time.
I’ve spoken with Jack Roush and he has assured me that the No. 6 car will be waiting and ready for my return. I’m looking forward to getting behind the wheel and battling for another race win in the Roush Fenway Racing Ford.
When Will No. 6 Return
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A head injury can be very serious, but it’s remarkable in itself that Ryan Newman walked out of the hospital just two days after the crash.
Of course, you have to leave it to a good friend to make light of the situation. Fellow driver Martin Truex, Jr said. “He’s got no neck and a big hard head, so that helped for sure.”
Martin Truex Jr. on Ryan Newman surviving: "He's got no neck and a big hard head, so that helped for sure."
— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) February 22, 2020
Despite the crash, it is Newman’s intention to return to driving this season. If his buddy Truex is right, it’s unlikely Roush Racing or NASCAR will be able to keep Ryan Newman out of that No. 6 Mustang for long.
Ross Chastain subbed as the driver for Newman over the weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Chastain finished in 27th-place, calling his performance ‘unacceptable.’
I think everyone – Roush Fenway Racing and NASCAR fans included – are anxious to find out Rocket Man’s prospective return date.
What’s The Story With Ryan And Krissie Newman
Now that Ryan Newman is home on the mend, many fans are keeping an eye on wife Krissie Newman’s social media accounts. The high-profile NASCAR couple publicly announced their separation just days before the Daytona 500.
Despite the couple’s announcement, Krissie’s social media made it clear that she was with Ryan at the hospital. She even personally posted a video of him walking out of Halifax Medical Center hand in hand with their daughters. She sweetly captioned the post, “Best sight ever!!!”
Many fans started hoping this gut check might encourage the Newmans to reconcile.
Those hopes were further fueled by Ryan Newman’s wife later sharing the video of the girls and their dad leaving the hospital again on her Instagram account. This time, Krissie opted for a black and white version of the video and captioned it playfully, “Busting Out!!!”
Krissie Newman is trying to keep things normal for their two girls. Their family has been through a difficult time these last few weeks. But, life goes on.
The girls had a dance competition on the weekend. And, it appears Newman have their priorities straight and that their daughters are both loved and supported.
Marriages certainly go through struggles. I, for one, am hoping that this is just a bump in the road that leads to happy ending for the Newmans.
Even if Ryan and Krissie Newman decide to go their separate ways, they stated that the two will keep things amicable for the sake of their daughters.
For now, keep those prayers coming!