Edwards to race with fractured foot

Carl Edwards fractured his right foot in a bizarre incident on Wednesday, but he will still take part in this weekend's NASCAR races at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Roush Fenway officials said

Edwards to race with fractured foot

The 30-year-old, who won the Nationwide Series race last weekend at Montreal, is currently on crutches after he fractured his right foot while playing Frisbee, his team said on Thursday.

According to a release from Roush Fenway Racing, Edwards has already been cleared to drive this weekend at Atlanta both in the Nationwide and the Sprint Cup Series races, after being checked by doctors at the University of Missouri, who have been closely working with him since the incident happened.

"I know this probably sounds ridiculous to a lot of people and I could hardly believe it myself," said Edwards. "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 could mathematically clinch a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup this weekend at Atlanta. Besides that, he is currently in second place in the Nationwide Series standing and trying to mount a serious challenge against points leader Kyle Busch.

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