Hamlin injured right hand at Bristol
August 29, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com
Suffers injury on same accident that hurt Truex Jr.
Martin Truex Jr. wasn't the only driver to get banged up Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway -- Denny Hamlin says he injured his right hand in the same accident where the Michael Waltrip Racing driver fractured his.
Hamlin told SiriusXM Radio on Thursday that he's wearing a splint after being unable to pull his hand from the spokes of his steering wheel before it spun in the crash that also involved Truex, who is wearing a cast this weekend.
Hamlin said the injury concerns the part of his hand near the thumb. It's another physical setback for a driver who missed four races earlier this season with a fractured vertebra in his back.
"It's going to be tough," Hamlin said of the injury. "You know I tested on Monday and Tuesday at Chicago and I couldn't put my thumb on the wheel."
Hamlin said his injury should heal in a week or so.