KANNAPOLIS, N.C., (Aug. 8,2013) – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Tony Stewart underwent a successfulsecond surgery on his right leg Thursday, Aug. 8 after suffering a broken tibiaand fibula in a sprint car crash Monday night, Aug. 5 at Southern Iowa Speedwayin Oskaloosa, Iowa.
The first surgery, which happened early Tuesday, Aug. 6 in Iowa, served as a preliminary procedure tostabilize and clean the Grade 2 injury. The second surgery, by a specialist inNorth Carolina, involved inserting a metal rod inside the tibia, pressing it toits anatomic position.
Stewart will remain hospitalized for observation. A discharge date has not been determined.
Stewart’s injury will sideline him indefinitely from driving his No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team he co-ownswith Haas Automation founder Gene Haas.
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