Denny Hamlin undergoes successful shoulder surgery

Daniel McFadin

Denny Hamlin has successfully undergone arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder, Joe Gibbs Racing announced Thursday. The team said Hamlin is expected to fully recover in time for the 2020 Cup season.

The surgery was completed by Dr. Patrick Connor at Charlotte Surgery Center.

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Hamlin addressed his shoulder during the playoff weekend at Texas Motor Speedway on Nov. 1.

“I really don’t know how it happened to be honest with you, but it’s something that has been nagging really for years,” Hamlin said. “I’ve had shoulder issues. It just got to the point where it was really bad and got it scanned and figured out what it was. It hadn’t really affected me in the car at all. That part has really been fine.”

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