Richard Petty Motorsports Driver Michael Annett has broken sternumUPDATE
After further evaluation by two different doctors in North Carolina, it has been determined that Richard Petty Motorsports driver Michael Annett has suffered a fracture and dislocation of his sternum. He will immediately undergo surgery for his injuries in Charlotte. He suffered the injury as a result of an accident during Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series event in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Annett will not be able to compete for an indefinite amount of time as he heals from the surgery. Richard Petty Motorsports driver Aric Almirola will drive the No. 43 Pilot Flying J Ford this weekend at the Phoenix International Raceway as the team evaluates its options moving forward.
Richard Petty Motorsports' primary concern is the health of Annett and getting him the proper treatment he needs for a full recovery.
02/24/13 Richard Petty Motorsports NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Michael Annett has been released from the Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Fla., today.
Annett was transported to the hospital after complaining of pain in his chest and sternum during an accident in Saturday's Nationwide Series race at the Daytona International Speedway.
Annett will travel back to his home in North Carolina today where he will be evaluated again later this week.
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