NASCAR: Kyle Busch undergoes scheduled left foot surgery


Kyle Busch has undergone successful surgery on his left foot and is expected to make a full recovery in time for the start of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.

According to a statement from Joe Gibbs Racing, the surgery for Busch – performed by OrthoCarolina’s Dr. Robert Anderson – had been previously scheduled and was to relieve a recurring source of inflammation.

It appears the surgery was relatively quick, as Busch has already tweeted a picture of himself back on his couch and wearing a post-op boot on his left foot.

Busch finished 10th in the 2014 standings after being eliminated from the Chase for the Sprint Cup in the Contender Round finale at Talladega Superspeedway. He earned one of just two wins for both Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota in 2014 early on at Auto Club Speedway.

In 2015, he will be paired with his long-time NASCAR XFINITY Series crew chief Adam Stevens as JGR expands to a four-car program in the top-tier Sprint Cup Series.