Joe Gibbs Racing confirmed today that Kyle Busch, driver of the team’s No. 18 M&M’s Toyota, underwent successful surgery this afternoon on his fractured left foot, which was injured in an accident during last Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Daytona International Speedway. Surgery was performed by Dr. Robert Anderson of OrthoCarolina.
Busch is resting comfortably and will remain hospitalized for observation.
Bush also suffered a compound fracture of his right tibia and fibula in the crash, and underwent a separate surgery to repair those breaks in Florida last week.
No timetable has been announced for his return, but injuries like he sustained generally require at least 4-5 months for recuperation. David Ragan has been named to drive the No. 18 Toyota in his absence.