Hamlin has surgery on left knee
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin is home resting following surgery on his left knee.
Dr. Patrick Connor repaired the anterior cruciate ligament in Hamlin's left knee Wednesday morning. Hamlin tore his ACL playing basketball in January.
He wanted to postpone surgery until after the NASCAR season, but decided to have it repaired this week. The surgery had been postponed from Monday, the same day Hamlin won his first race of the season at Martinsville Speedway.
Joe Gibbs Racing says Hamlin will drive as scheduled in the April 10 race at Phoenix, but Casey Mears will be on standby as a relief driver. The Sprint Cup Series is off this weekend.
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