Tony Stewart released from NC hospital

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Tony Stewart was released from a North Carolina hospital Sunday night after undergoing two surgeries following last week’s crash, according to SportingNews.com.

Stewart broke his right leg six days ago when he was involved in a crash during a sprint-car race at Southern Iowa Speedway.

SportingNews.com reports the three-time Cup champion had surgery Tuesday morning to clean and stabilize the Grade 2 fracture of his leg, which included breaks of his tibia and fibula. A metal rod was used to place his tibia in a second surgery Thursday.

The Stewart-Haas Racing team has said it would be at least three weeks and “could be several more” before Stewart is able to race again, SportingNews.com reports.

Stewart was 11th in the Cup standings before Sunday’s race and afterward fell to 17th place.

Read more: SportingNews.com

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