Chase Elliott Out of NASCAR after Tibia Surgery
Chase Elliott will be out of action in NASCAR after his successful surgery to repair his broken tibia. However, it is still unclear when the star driver can return. According to PricePerPlayer.com blog sources, Elliott injured his tibia during a snowboarding incident in Colorado Friday.
On Sunday, Josh Berry will replace Elliott behind the wheel of No. 9 Chevrolet the Cup race. Hendrick Motorsports GM Jeff Andrews said they would win more races with the injured driver. Although it is a setback, the important thing is Elliott’s health. Also, the team will have his suit ready when he returns to the track.
According to sports betting bookie software experts, the team started the process to get a waiver from NASCAR for Elliott. Once approved, he will qualify for this season’s playoffs. In addition, NASCAR granted waivers to other drivers for different scenarios.
Chase Elliott Out of NASCAR after Surgery
According to sports betting solutions experts, 2012 series winner Brad Keselowski claimed he had no objection to a waiver for Elliott.
However, Berry will lead the team’s efforts to score. The 32-year-old driver won twice in the Xfinity Series at this track. Also, the most recent one was in October. He has been in the top 10 in all four of his previous appearances there.
According to two-time Cup Series winner Kyle Busch, he and Elliott chatted. Also, Busch related his story of returning from a fractured right leg and left foot suffered at Daytona in 2015. He ended up winning his first series championship despite missing ten races.
After an accident with Joey Logano, three-time Daytona winner Denny Hamlin suffered a complex fracture in his back and was forced to miss four races in 2013.
Until 2021, team owner Rick Hendrick maintained a policy of not allowing drivers to race in other series or potentially high-danger activities, as most injuries happened during a race.