Coming off his victory in the Nationwide Series race in Montreal last weekend, Roush Fenway driver Carl Edwards threw his championship hopes in jeopardy by suffering a fractured right foot in an off-track incident – while indulging in the normally safe pastime of Frisbee…
“I know this probably sounds ridiculous to a lot of people, and I could hardly believe it myself,” Edwards admitted. “I was playing Frisbee with a couple of buddies and we both went for the Frisbee at the same time. I put my foot on it, my friend dove for it, and the next thing you know ... we all heard a pop. I knew it was broken and we all kind of looked at each other in disbelief that of all things, I would break my foot playing Frisbee!
"I immediately went to the doctor and have been working with a great team of people at the University of Missouri who work with all the college teams here. They have me on crutches to help me walk but said I could race in both races this weekend and shouldn't have a problem using the accelerator.”
Edwards, who has yet to clinch a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, saw an orthopedic specialist in his hometown of Columbia, Mo., Thursday afternoon and was cleared to drive this weekend in both the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.