Foyt recovering after hip surgery

Foyt recovering after hip surgery

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Foyt recovering after hip surgery

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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.”

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