Tony Stewart: I will be back

Tony Stewart finished ninth at Pocono last Sunday a day before suffering a broken leg in a sprint car crash in Iowa. (Getty Images)

Tony Stewart finished ninth at Pocono last Sunday a day before suffering a broken leg in a sprint car crash in Iowa. (Getty Images)

NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart will be out of all forms of racing indefinitely after undergoing a second surgery in North Carolina Thursday. Stewart sustained a broken tibia and fibula in a sprint car crash Monday night at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He underwent the first surgery Monday night after the accident to stabilize the injury.

Stewart was leading the 30-lap American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) feature Monday night at Southern Iowa Speedway when a lapped car spun in front of him. Stewart hit the lapped car and flipped.

The second surgery Thursday, by a specialist in North Carolina, involved inserting a metal rod inside the tibia, pressing it to its anatomic position. In a statement released by Stewart-Haas Racing, the team said Stewart will remain hospitalized for observation and that a discharge date has not been determined. MORE>>>

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