NASCAR champ Busch undergoes surgery

NASCAR series champion Kyle Busch has undergone foot and leg surgery.

Joe Gibbs Racing announced on Thursday that Busch had two metal plates in his left foot and a rod and screws in his right leg removed.

The team said the plates, rod and screws had been inserted to help stabilise Busch’s injuries after he suffered a broken leg and fractured foot in a February crash at Daytona.

The 30-year-old missed the first 11 races of the NASCAR season but returned in style, winning four races in five starts in June and July, before taking the season-ending event in November to claim the Sprint Cup title on the US stock car circuit.

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