Tony Stewart has a broken leg, surgery after sprint car wreck

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    NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart suffered a broken right tibia and fibula and underwent surgery on his leg following a sprint car crash Monday night at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

    http://motorsportstalk.nbcsports.co...-sprint-car-crash/?ocid=Yahoo&partner=ya5nbcs

    Stewart was leading a 30-lap feature race at SIS when, according to a report from Andy Hamilton of The Des Moines Register, he and two other drivers, Tasker Phillips and Tony Shilling, were collected by a spinning Josh Higday. An awake and alert Stewart was then placed on a stretcher for precautionary reasons and taken to a nearby hospital by ambulance.

    Stewart is currently 11th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship and one of the two drivers holding Wild Card transfer spots into the Chase for the Sprint Cup with five “regular season” races remaining.

    His injury comes one week after he came out unscathed from a scary incident at the Ohsweken Speedway in Canada, which saw Stewart flip multiple times in a sprint car race. He came back and raced at Ohsweken the next night.

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    This is the flip he walked away from last week.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no5EXYbXGPE
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    Ouch!
    His NASCAR team owner is going to be pissed. :grin:

    There goes the chase I guess.

    He has had a couple of those tumbles in sprints this year.
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5EVkmpszPI



    Slammed into the other car with his right side, then did 2 rolls in the air before landing and rolling again. Nasty hit. Max Papis will fill in at The Glen, still figuring things out from there. Wouldn't surprise me if he missed the rest of the season(3 months). It was a compound fracture, hope the surgery was good.
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    Smoke was still in the Iowa hospital yesterday. Zipadelli said Tony will need a second surgery on his leg. He is out indefinitely. Tony started 521 consecutive Nascar races since 1999.

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