The hits keep coming for AutoTrader.com/Toyota/JGR Yamah’s Weston Peick. In his first race back from a foot injury that cost him four races, Peick went down in the first turn Saturday night in Dallas, and, according to his Instagram, sustained a torn MCL. Peick was unable to finish the race and finished twenty-second.
Luckily, a torn MCL isn't nearly as bad as a torn ACL—which is typically a season ending injury. We found more info on the injury here and while those timetables apply to football players, it shows you that a MCL recovery can be quite quick. Depending on the grade of the tear—1, 2 or 3—typical recovery time is anywhere from a few days to a week (grade 1), two to four weeks (grade 2) or four to eight weeks (grade 3).
Peick said he will be racing this weekend.