Denny Hamlin Has A Successful Knee Surgery

Denny Hamlin Has A Successful Knee Surgery

by November 30, 2015 0 comments

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. – Denny Hamlin underwent a successful knee surgery on Monday afternoon.

Hamlin, driver of the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 11 FedEx Toyota Camry suffered a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) in his right knee back in September while playing basketball, and on Monday, he went through with a scheduled surgery to repair the injury.

OrthoCarolina’s Dr. Patrick Connor performed the surgery. Hamlin, who finished out the season ninth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship point standings, amassed two wins, 14 top-five and 20 top-10 finishes. The Virginia native is expected to make a full recovery for 2016 season.

This isn’t the first time Hamlin has undergone surgery for a basketball related injury. Before the start of the 2010 season, he tore his ACL in his left knee while playing basketball. The injury also required surgery. In both accidents, Hamlin hasn’t missed any races.

Hunter Thomas
Hunter Thomas is a journalist who grew up in Darlington, S.C. His first motorsports-based endeavor was working as the Public Relations Director at Dillon Motor Speedway in Dillon, S.C., and his journalism start came while he was freelancing at his hometown newspaper, the News & Press while in college.

Hunter has been working within the NASCAR industry since 2010, and throughout the years, he has done everything from PR/Marketing for drivers and teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, to working at Rockingham Speedway. As a journalist, Hunter has covered everything from regional short tracks to NASCAR, ARCA Racing Series, World of Outlaws, Red Bull Global Rallycross, NHRA and much more.

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