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Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s James Stewart underwent neurocognitive and concussion management testing Friday afternoon and was cleared by Asterisk Mobile Medical Center personnel to race in Saturday’s event at Petco Park, round two of the 2016 Monster Energy AMA/FIM Supercross Championship.
“James said he started feeling much better in the last couple of days since his Anaheim fall,” said Yoshimura Suzuki Team Manager Mike Webb. “He was eager to get back in action and was happy he cleared all the tests and got the OK to race tomorrow. The team has been taking a cautious approach and we’ve made it clear to James that we only want him to come back if he’s fully healthy and ready. It’s his decision to race and we’re putting our trust in James’ decision and the testing procedure the series has in place to protect the riders.”
Stewart was involved in crash, while battling near the front in the early going of the season opener last Saturday at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. He has been going through a regimen of rest and light training since Anaheim in anticipation that he’d be cleared to race in San Diego.
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