Kurt Busch on recovery: He does not rule out the option of retirement
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Kurt Busch had no luck last season after experiencing concussion-like symptoms. His recovery process has been going on for a long time, and it seems that we will still have to wait for his return. Busch confirmed that he is still not 100% ready.
“I just know I’m not 100% to race with these guys at this level. Could I go do a (Sports Car Club of America) club race next week? Probably not wise. Just when I have my head on the headrest, and with that movement, that bothers me.
I’ve made progress since August, and I believe there will be a full recovery. But the balance and eye movement now are getting interest,” Kurt Busch said. The process will take a long time, but Busch is doing his best to return as soon as possible.
It is not easy to function after experiencing unpleasant moments. Still, Busch is a great fighter. “Everyday life is normal. The physical therapists have switched my workouts up a little to a balance type of pad. Has to do with core strength.
It’s fatiguing. I notice things that bring me up and then break me down. I have to do a day on and a day off now. In all honesty, I took December off. It was an emotional time, and that’s part of this process, as well."
He did not exclude the option of retirement.
“I’m fine with the way that everything has gone. I’d just like to go and race cars. We’ll see where things pan out. Whether it’s my decision or somebody from up above, it doesn’t matter to me.
I’m very happy and complacent. To have had this opportunity to race in this sport for 23 years and to hit all the high notes and low notes — I wouldn’t trade it for a thing. It’s a Hollywood ending — going for a pole on your last lap ever. I’m smiling about it. I’m happy with it,” Kurt Busch added.