By AMANDA VINCENT
Kyle Busch, the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, successfully underwent surgergy to remove two metal plates from his left foot and a metal rod and screws in his right leg on Thursday morning, according to a release from Joe Gibbs Racing, the team for which Busch drives the No. 18 Toyota in the Sprint Cup Series.
The plates and rod were inserted in February to stabilize Busch’s foot and leg after the driver sustained fractures in his left foot and right leg as the result of a crash in the season-opening NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on Feb. 21. Busch hit a portion of the DIS retaining wall that was not protected by SAFER barrier.
The injuries resulted in Busch missing the first 11 points-paying Sprint Cup Series races of the 2015 season.
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