By AMANDA VINCENT
Kyle Busch expects to undergo two surgeries during the offseason as part of his treatment for fractures in his left foot and right leg sustained in a crash during the NASCAR Xfinity Series season-opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on Feb. 21. The injures sidelined Busch for the first 11 races of his 2015 Sprint Cup Series championship season.
“When I get the foot surgery done, I haven’t heard exactly how long I’m supposed to be off of that, but the doctor made it seem as if once the plates and screws come out, I’ll be able to walk on it right away,” Busch said. “It’ll be to rehab to make sure that all the joints that have been immobilized for the last nine months, we get them kind of woken back up in a smooth fashion and break it in let’s say. And then the leg, though, you know, I’m going to be down for probably they said about four weeks with the leg. Just having to re-go through the knee and to cut the knee open again in order to pull the rod out, that’s going to be the most traumatic part and just having that have to heal and go back together.”
The purposes of the latest and last surgeries relating to treatment of the injuries are to remove plates and screws from his foot and leg. Busch hopes to undergo both surgeries simultaneously. Whether or not they’re performed together, Busch expects to undergo both procedures in December.
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