As was reported earlier, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Tony Stewart suffered a broken leg in a crash late Monday night at the Southern Iowa Speedway. Considering the recovery-time estimate given to ESPN by Dr. Walt Beaver on Tuesday, it appears as if Stewart, currently eleventh in points, won’t be able to contend for the Chase this year.
While Dr. Beaver wasn’t able to go into specifics, he did provide a general timeline for the recovery process:
It’s just one of those things where every injury is a little different. People heal differently, so it’s very hard to put specifics on anything, but in general terms it’s a 4-8 week process before people can get real active again. (ESPN)
Dr. Beaver also said a metal rod would be inserted into Stewart’s leg to help guard the tibia from further injury:
Most of them when we put a rod in, then you really can get aggressive with rehab. You can get back into activities within four, six to eight weeks, but reduced activities of weight bearing.
We at FanSided hope Stewart makes a full recovery. We will be bringing you more news about the situation as it comes in.