Sep 13, 2013; Joliet, IL, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon (24) talks with injured driver Tony Stewart (14) during qualifying for the Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Tony Stewart has third surgery on leg after crash


On Monday, Tony Stewart underwent surgery for a third time following his scary car crash in early August. According to the Associated Press,

Stewart-Haas Racing said the procedure was done Monday to examine and close a wound on his shin stemming from the broken tibia and fibula he suffered in the Aug. 5 crash at Southern Iowa Speedway. He remains hospitalized for observation.

The results have been looking promising, as Stewart is expected to fully recover and be able to race next season. His first two surgeries were over two months ago, on August 6th, and 8th, so as long as there aren’t any setbacks, he could be back on the track soon.

Another interesting piece is that Tony Stewart hasn’t had an injury like this in his whole NASCAR career.

It was the first significant injury for the three-time NASCAR champion since his move to the series in 1999. The 42-year-old owner/driver of SHR saw his streak of 521 consecutive starts came to an end.

If he can comeback in prime form, which many think is possible, it will mark one of the best comebacks we’ve seen in a while, especially in the sport of NASCAR. I know I will be waiting to see him back in the driver seat in his first race back from this injury, how about you?

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