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SHR: Stewart has third surgery on leg

October 7th, 2013 1:23 pm by Associated Press

SHR: Stewart has third surgery on leg

Tony Stewart, left, talks with a member of Jimmie Johnson's crew in the garage at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del., on Sept. 28. (AP Photo)

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — NASCAR driver Tony Stewart was recovering Monday from a third surgery on his right leg following an August crash at an Iowa sprint car track.

Stewart-Haas Racing said the procedure was done to examine and close a wound on his shin stemming from the broken tibia and fibula he suffered in the Aug. 5 crash at Southern Iowa Speedway. Stewart was to remain hospitalized for observation.

The team said the surgery was a proactive measure and Stewart is expected back with the team next season. The driver also had surgery on Aug. 6 and Aug. 8, with the latter procedure done to insert a metal rod inside the tibia.

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