Yoshimura Suzuki announced that James Stewart is day to day for Round 3 of Monster Energy Supercross at Anaheim on Saturday. He was also considered day to day last week, and Stewart was cleared to race last Friday by Asterisk Mobile Medical Center personnel after briefly being knocked unconscious at the season opener.
On Saturday morning Stewart told us he was "planning on taking my own test" by seeing how he felt in practice. He decided not to race following the two practice sessions.
Team manager Mike Webb said that Stewart felt okay in the first session, but became uncomfortable in session two and they decided to not risk his long-term health.
“We went through the process with the testing and he passed with flying colors,” explained Yoshimura Suzuki team manager Mike Webb. “I talked with the Asterisk Medical guys and they said clearly there was no issue with the testing. We left it up to James, to feel it out and tell us how he felt once the blood got pumping and the adrenalin gets going. The first session he was okay and picking up the track, but in the second session he just wasn’t comfortable. There was no way we were going to take a chance with his health. We want him to take a couple more days of recovery and we’ll get him back on the bike later in the week.”
We will continue to update Stewart’s status for Anaheim II as the week progresses.