Three-time defending NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson's hand injury, suffered while competing in the weekend's Rolex 24 sports car race, required minor surgery Monday.
The injury, however, shouldn't slow the champ down.
Johnson cut his left middle finger with a knife just prior to his final driving stint in the sports car race early Sunday afternoon. He received stitches at Daytona International Speedway's infield care center and then flew immediately to his home in Charlotte, N.C. where a hand specialist performed out-patient surgery to repair a tendon and nerve on Monday.
Jimmie Johnson Undergoes Surgery to Repair Lacerated Hand originally appeared on Motorsports FanHouse on Mon, 26 Jan 2009 19:59:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.