Rex ‘doing good,’ doctors expect full recovery

Staff report

Ellerbe Lawn Mower Racing officials announced early Sunday afternoon that veteran competitor Rex Crouch Sr. was “doing good” after being injured in a crash Saturday night at Ellerbe Lions Club Speedway.

Shortly before 7 p.m., Crouch was involved in a crash and suffered significant damage to his leg. But that’s the bad news. There’s plenty of good news, officials announced on the Ellerbe Lawn Mower Racing Facebook page.

Kevin Spradlin |

Kevin Spradlin |

From Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, the “surgeon said he’s extremely fortunate the tendons were repairable. He had a lot of tissue damage but they feel they were able to repair it. His bone was cut but they were able to repair it, too, so he’s very fortunate.”

“Praise God, they expect him to make a fully recovery.”

Crouch remains “at a high risk for infection because the wound was so large,” speedway officials said. “He has developed a fever so p lease continue to keep him in your prayers.”

The speedway thanked volunteers with Ellerbe Rescue Squad and FirstHealth EMS for their rescue efforts.

Immediately after the crash, first-responders jumped into action. Ellerbe Rescue Squad has personnel on site each night of racing and FirstHealth EMS arrived as quickly as possible. The original plan was to airlift Crouch from the scene. Instead, a FirstHealth EMS ambulance, driven by an Ellerbe Rescue Squad volunteer, was used to take Crouch along Highway 73 to FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

From Pinehurst, Crouch was taken by air to Charlotte.

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  • Camilla Hudson

    So glad to hear Rex is doing better. Our prayers and thoughts are with him.

    Hope he heals quickly..

  • Lyn Benson

    We hope you feel better soon! You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. From your friends here at GGI

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