Denny Hamlin Has A Successful Knee Surgeryby Hunter Thomas 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.