Tony Stewart breaks leg in Sprint Cup crash in Iowa

When you tell someone to “break a leg,” very rarely is it often meant to be taken literally.

Unfortunately, NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart did just that in a crash at a track in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Multiple media outlets are reporting that Stewart broke the tibia and fibula in his right leg. USA Today reports that there were five laps remaining in the 30-lap Front Row Challenge when Josh Higday’s car spun on Turn 4 and collected the top three cars, which included Stewart’s.

Track officials said in the story that Stewart was conscious and talking to responders after being placed on a stretcher. He was taken to a local hospital where he underwent surgery.

Stewart will miss this weekend’s NASCAR race at Watkins Glen, and it’s likely he’ll miss other races while he works on his recovery.

Thoughts and prayers are with Stewart, his family and all involved while he recovers. Feel free to leave a comment below, or send us a tweet to @PowerBlockTV.