No Surgery For Madden, Released From Hospital

No Surgery For Madden
Chris Madden has been released from an Ohio hospital after suffering a fractured left eye socket. (Michael Moats photo)

MOORESBURG, Tenn. – Scott Bloomquist Racing officials confirmed Wednesday afternoon that Chris Madden has been released from the hospital after suffering a fractured left eye socket.

Madden was involved in a golf cart accident on Tuesday at Mansfield (Ohio) Motor Speedway that led to the injury, and was taken to Avita Hospital just outside of Mansfield before being transferred to Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center for further evaluation and treatment.

Following a CAT Scan and evaluations from several specialists, the determination was made that surgery will not be required for Madden’s injury and he will be able to heal without operative work.

The No. 0m team will not compete in this weekend’s Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned Dirt Million, though doctors have indicated to Madden that he will be able to resume driving duties when he feels comfortable to do so.

Team Zero officials also noted that Madden will travel home to South Carolina to be with his family on Wednesday.

Madden joined Scott Bloomquist Racing mid-season after parting ways with the Skyline Motorsports operation earlier in the year. Since then, he’s been on a tear in crown-jewel events, winning five of his last six starts and earning more than $155,000 in prize money.

Madden’s recent victories include the USA Nationals at Wisconsin’s Cedar Lake Speedway, worth $50,000; the Sunoco North/South 100 at Kentucky’s Florence Speedway, worth $50,000; and the Comp Cams Topless 100 at Arkansas’ Batesville Motor Speedway, worth $40,000.