Now that he has won the Nascar Sprint Cup Championship, Kyle Busch can relax and have the surgery needed to remove the hardware put in his right leg and left foot that kept him racing despite severe injuries suffered in the season opening Xfinity race last February.
Busch suffered a compound fracture of his right lower leg in a crash in the Alert Today Florida 300 at Daytona International Speedway. The accident forced him out of 11 races, yet he came back strong as the miracle story of the year. He now hopes to have the rod from his leg and screws and plates from his foot at the same time, either December 15 or 16 to give him plenty of time to heal before the start of the 2016 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 during a teleconference. “It’ll be to rehab to make sure that all the joints that have been immobilized for the last 9- months, we get them kind of woken back up in a smooth fashion and break it in let’s say. However, 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.”
Doctors estimate that he will need about 4-weeks for his muscles and tendons to “get back together”. In the meantime he is looking forward to attending the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas Las Vegas Friday, December 4th.