Kyle Busch underwent surgery on his left foot, broken in a hard crash at Daytona International Speedway last weekend.
Dr. Robert Anderson of OrthoCarolina performed the surgery Wednesday. Anderson is a noted specialist who has treated NFL players Matt Schaub and Ahmad Bradshaw and retired baseball players Derek Jeter and Chipper Jones.
Busch broke his right leg and left foot Saturday in the Xfinity Series race when he crashed into a concrete wall at Daytona. He missed the season-opening Daytona 500 and is out indefinitely.
He was transferred Tuesday from Daytona to Charlotte, N.C., where he's undergoing further treatment.
Joe Gibbs Racing said the surgery on his foot was a success, and is Busch will remain hospitalized for observation.
Inspection committee tours Rio
The head of the IOC inspection team wrapping up a three-day tour of venues for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro said her team was encouraged by progress ahead of South America's first Olympics.
Just under a year ago, a vice president of the International Olympic Committee had described Rio's preparations as the "worst" in memory.
"We were impressed by the progress being made on the venues," said Nawal El Moutawakel, head of the inspection team.
But she cautioned that the crunch is coming with 21 test events set for this year and 44 in all before the games open Aug. 5, 2016.
"Rio is entering the most intense period of preparations, a period where Rio must reach a new level of detail in its planning," she said.
Just moments before El Moutawakel spoke, Rio de Janeiro's state environmental agency confirmed it was investigating a fish die-off that left thousands of carcasses floating in Guanabara Bay, the venue for Olympic sailing.
Solo made 'a horrible choice'
Goalkeeper Hope Solo, reinstated to the women's national soccer team last weekend after a 30-day suspension, told "Good Morning America" that she made "a horrible choice" when she got into a van with husband Jerramy Stevens for a ride that ended with his arrest on suspicion of DUI.
"Everybody makes mistakes," said Solo, who teared up at times in the interview with Robin Roberts. "Everybody learns from them — hopefully — and continues to work on themselves. I'm a work in progress."
The U.S. opens play in the World Cup in June.
around the horn
Tennis: Tomas Berdych became the eighth active player on the ATP Tour to post 500 career wins when he beat Simone Bolelli 7-6 (7), 5-7, 6-0 at the Dubai Championships. Top-seeded Novak Djokovic, second-seeded Roger Federer (the defending champion) and third-seeded Andy Murray also moved into the quarterfinals. ... Top-seeded Rafael Nadal beat local qualifier Facundo Arguello 6-4, 6-0 to reach the quarterfinals of the Argentina Open.
WNBA: Mohegan Sun, home of the Connecticut Sun, will host this year's All-Star Game on July 25 and the rookie draft on April 16.
College football: Clemson's athletic department said the case surrounding the school's iconic Howard's Rock that is the center of the team's pregame football ritual was damaged Wednesday morning. The school said in a statement the rock does not appear to have been damaged and that campus police are investigating the incident.
Skiing: German police said they helped American skier Lindsey Vonn get to Bulgaria for a World Cup event after she forgot her passport in Austria. They say officers at the Munich airport issued an emergency travel document for the 30-year-old American that allowed her to take her flight.