Friday, February 10, 2012

Kahne Undergoes Knee Surgery

Kasey Kahne underwent successful outpatient knee surgery this morning, but is expected to be ready for next week’s Budweiser Shootout, the Daytona 500 and all of Daytona Speedweeks.

Take a load off, Kasey!
Kahne, driver of the No. 5 Chevrolets, had an MRI Thursday after experiencing swelling in his left knee. The MRI revealed a torn meniscus, which was treated this morning with a partial medial meniscus removal. Following the common arthroscopic procedure, he was released from an outpatient facility in Charlotte, N.C. In April 2011, Kahne had a procedure on his right meniscus and earned a third-place finish the following race at Richmond, Va.

Kahne will practice, qualify and race throughout NASCAR's season-opening Speedweeks festivities, and Hendrick Motorsports has no plans to have a backup driver on standby in Daytona Beach. 

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