Kevin Swindell undergoes successful second surgery after sustaining back, spinal cord injuries

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Kevin Swindell has had a successful second surgery at Des Moines Mercy Hospital following his significant injuries sustained Thursday night in an accident before the Knoxville Nationals.

Sammy Swindell, Kevin’s father, provided an update on Kevin’s condition and injuries sustained in a statement released Monday:

The statement reads:

“Kevin underwent a second surgery today at Des Moines Mercy Hospital to address one of two fractures he suffered in his back following last week’s accident at Knoxville Raceway. Both surgeries have been successful and the doctors are heartened by his progress.

“The doctors are also running tests on and monitoring a spinal cord injury that Kevin received during the accident.

“We realize there is a long battle ahead, but Kevin has remained positive throughout the process and is prepared to fight to regain his healthy. We’re all hopeful for a Friday discharge and the next steps to recovery.”

The tweet is linked here:

The motorsports community is expressing its thoughts and best wishes for Kevin Swindell via the #BulldogStrong hashtag on Twitter.