Brooklyn, MI, United States (4E Sports) – Stewart-Haas Racing director Greg Zipadelli said Tony Stewart’s recovery from a fractured right leg will take some time.
Zipadelli said the next seven to 14 days will tell a lot about how the leg heals, describing the process to be really slow.
Stewart had two surgeries on his lower right leg following a crash in a sprint car race Aug. 5.
“He’s supposed to be in bed and keep his leg elevated above his heart for the next seven days … just to keep the swelling and stuff of that nature down,” said Zipadelli.
Zipadelli said they are working under the assumption that Stewart will be out for the next month or longer. He added that Stewart saw a doctor after being released from a North Carolina hospital and no setbacks were found.
While Stewart was in “great spirits”, Zipadelli said he was in pain.
Stewart-Haas Racing is working on getting for replacement drivers for the rest of the season. Austin Dillon gets the nod this Sunday in the Pure Michigan 400 and likely again for at least one more race, according to Zipadelli.