PRESS BOX: NASCAR driver Stewart has third leg surgery

The Sports Xchange
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NASCAR Sprint Cup driver and team co-owner Tony Stewart had a third surgery on his broken right leg Monday, Stewart-Haas Racing announced.
The procedure was considered a "proactive measure" to examine and close a wound on his shin. Stewart is still recovering from a fractured tibia and fibula that he sustained during a sprint car crash in Iowa on Aug. 5.
Stewart will remain in a hospital for observation, SHR said in a statement.
Previous operations stabilized Stewart's leg with a metal rod. He began rehabbing the injury two weeks ago.
Stewart is expected to return by next season's Daytona 500.

---Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti is awake and alert at Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center in Houston, IndyCar announced.
Franchitti was taken to the hospital after suffering injuries from a crash on the last lap of Sunday's Shell-Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston. He sustained a concussion, two spinal fractures and a fracture to his right ankle.
Franchitti had surgery Sunday night to temporarily stabilize the ankle.
He will remain in Houston for a few days, at which time he will be transported to Indianapolis for further evaluation.

---Cleveland Cavaliers center Tyler Zeller strained his left hip flexor during the third quarter of Saturday's annual intrasquad Wine & Gold Scrimmage, the team announced.
An MRI revealed the injury.
Zeller is receiving treatment and participated in non-contact portions of practice Monday. He is not expected to play Tuesday's preseason game against the visiting Milwaukee Bucks.

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