A.J. Foyt to miss final two IndyCar races after surgery

A.J. Foyt underwent surgery on his right knee staph infection in his right knee.

On August 10th, legendary racer and team owner A.J. Foyt, 80, underwent surgery on his right knee for a staph infection. He had the same surgery performed on his left knee, three years ago. He also had triple-bypass heart surgery last winter.

Foyt will miss the final two races of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season due to the operation.

"Well, this is one of the worst things I’ve gone through in my life," said Foyt.

"Knowing I have five or six weeks dealing with this and then having to get operated on again to take the spacer out and put in a new knee. This staph infection - it’s the second time I’ve had it and it’s really beat me down.

“I don’t know if I’ll ever be like I used to be but I’m sure hoping, so I’m fighting awful hard.”

Foyt fields two cars in the Verizon IndyCar Series, driven by Takuma Sato (14th in points) and Jack Hawksworth (17th in points).

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Series IndyCar
Drivers A.J. Foyt
Teams A.J. Foyt Enterprises
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