Aug 4, 2013; Long Pond, PA, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Tony Stewart (14) during the 400 at Pocono Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O

Tony Stewart discusses broken leg recovery progress

Tony Stewart was surprisingly chipper today while addressing the media about the progress he’s made recovering form his broken leg. Stewart, who had a titanium rod surgically inserted into his leg, joked around with reporters, saying that his desire to talk with them at length was clear proof that he wasn’t healthy yet.

Said Stewart:

It just seems like a small bump in the road. I’m one of those believers that everything happens for a reason, and I feel lucky that if it’s going to happen, the timing of it happened where I’m not going to miss next year. It could have been a lot worse. It’s not that bad (USA Today Sports).

Stewart went on to joke about how the worst part of the recovery has been his lack of an attractive nurse. He also shared how squeamish he felt upon seeing his leg post-surgery:

I go into it with the attitude that I’m not going to look at my leg, and as soon as they get the wrapping off of it, I’m like, ‘I’ve got to look.’ It’s like yelling at a dog going, ‘Squirrel!’ I cannot not look. And then I spend the rest of the time sitting there with a wet washcloth on my forehead trying to regain consciousness.

Stewart says he hopes to be back racing again by early February. We wish him the best in his recovery.

[Source: USA Today Sports]

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