Foyt recovering after hip surgery

Foyt recovering after hip surgery


Foyt recovering after hip surgery


A.J. Foyt is recuperating after successful hip replacement surgery in Houston on Monday.

The American racing legend and IndyCar team owner has not been able to attend a race since Texas Motor Speedway last month due to chronic leg pain made worse by a fall on his ranch. A previous operation to tackle sciatic nerve pain had prevented him from being at three rounds earlier in the year.

Foyt is expecting to make a full recovery, although it is likely to be August before he is back at racetracks with his team.

“I was a little nervous about this surgery but they had me up and walking the same day,” he said. “I’m sore but nothing like I was before the surgery. I guess I waited too long to have it done though because my hip was in really bad shape. They couldn’t believe I was walking at all. The doctors tell me it will be six to eight weeks before I can travel.”