Kyle Busch will be all smiles in a matter of time after a successful surgery on his broken leg.
NASCAR star Kyle Busch suffered a broken leg during Saturday’s race at the Daytona International Speedway but has undergone a successful surgery.
According to ESPN, Busch needed assistance getting out of his car after it slammed into a wall during the XFINITY Series race. His right leg was placed in an air cast before he was transported by ambulance to nearby Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach, where he underwent surgery Saturday night for a compound fracture of the leg.
Busch’s team stated late Saturday night that the surgery was successful and that he would remain hospitalized for observation.
The wall Busch crashed into did not have an energy-absorbing steel-and-foam energy reduction (SAFER) barrier, which led to serious complaints by Daytona track officials.
“The Daytona International Speedway did not live up to its responsibility today,” Dayton president Joie Chitwood said. “We should have had SAFER barrier there. We’re going to fix that. We’re going to fix that right now.”
As a result of the injury, however, Busch will miss the Daytona 500 and will be replaced by Matt Crafton in the race.