Kyle Busch recovery ahead of schedule, no return date set

Kyle Busch invited the media to discuss his Daytona Xfinity wreck that has sidelined him for the 2015 season so far and announced that while his recovery is going well, there is no timetable for his return

In a press conference Wednesday, Kyle Busch spoke with the media about his recovery after suffering a compound fracture to his lower right leg and a second feacture in the middle of his left foot. The injury was sustained towards the end of the season-opening NASCAR Xfinity race at Daytona.

He described the incident in moment by moment detail. 

Busch said that "all the air left his body" when he made the 90 mile per hour, 90 g impact with the inside wall. He added that he knew immediately that his foot and leg were broken, and while he wanted to gather himself before climbing out, the pain and a flash fire had him scrambling to get out.

Busch has been sidelined since, with David Ragan standing in for the injured JGR driver in all Sprint Cup events, sans the 500 where Matt Crafton wheeled the No. 18. 

According to his doctors, Kyle's recovery is ahead of schedule. He has been allowing the public to follow his progression on social media, posting numerous photos and videos of his rehabilitation and no longer needs any assistance in standing or walking.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Matt Crafton , David Ragan , Kyle Busch
Teams Joe Gibbs Racing
Article type Breaking news
Tags crash, injury