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Gordon gets MRI for back pain

By: AP
By: AP
Mark Martin and Jeff Gordon (AP)

Mark Martin and Jeff Gordon (AP)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Jeff Gordon says his back is still
bothering him and the four-time series champion had an MRI this
week.

Gordon says doctors found a bit of arthritis and possible trauma
from past racing accidents. But he says he's not ready to reveal
any more details about his back until a proper treatment plan has
been set.

At this point, Gordon says he doesn't believe the problem is too
serious.

His back bothered him through last year's winless season, but
Gordon did not publicly reveal the problem until this year. He's
been working with a trainer in an effort to properly stretch before
and after races, but has still been plagued with pain.

Gordon plans to race Saturday at the Richmond International
Raceway.


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