UPDATE: Chase Elliott Injured in Snowboarding Accident, Will Miss Several Weeks
UPDATE: According to a Hendrick Motorsports release Saturday: Chase Elliott underwent a successful surgery on a fractured tibia on Friday night, Hendrick Motorsports team president and general manager Jeff Andrews shared Saturday morning at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Elliott is doing well following the three-hour surgery and is expected to be released from the hospital later today, Andrews said. The 27-year-old injured his left leg while snowboarding in Colorado on Friday.
"There is no timeline at this point," Andrews said regarding the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion's return to the race car. "We would expect this to obviously be several weeks but beyond that, I don’t have a timeline to offer for you. We will work with Chase and his doctors in the future to help determine that.
Chase Elliott is out for this week's NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas after injuring his left leg in a snowboarding accident on Friday in Colorado.
According to a Hendrick Motorsports release, Elliott, the 2020 Cup Series champion and driver of the No. 9 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, was scheduled to undergo surgery on Friday evening.
Josh Berry, 32, will fill in for Elliott in Sunday’s event at Las Vegas. Berry, who drives for Hendrick Motorsports affiliate JR Motorsports, he is a five-time race winner in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
Elliott, 27, is a five-time NASCAR Most Popular Driver. This is his ninth season in the Cup Series, and he has 18 victories. Elliott is coming off a runner-up finish this past Sunday at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.
“Chase’s health is our primary concern,” said Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports. "He's spoken with several members of our team and is understandably disappointed to miss time in the car. Of course, he has our full support, and we’ll provide any resources he needs. We hope to share another update later this weekend.”