LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kevin Swindell has revealed more details about the back injury he suffered on Aug. 13 at Knoxville Raceway during the FVP Knoxville Nationals.
Swindell said in a Twitter post on Sunday that he broke his L-1 and T-7 vertebraes in his back, with each vertebrae requiring eight hour surgeries to repair. He indicated that the damage to his L-1 vertebrae was so bad that doctors removed a rib and used it to create a new vertebrea.
He was released from Des Moines Mercy Hospital in Iowa on Aug. 21 and was transferred to Frazier Rehab Institute in Louisville, Ky., where he will begin working to regain mobility in his legs.
A recovery fund has been created for donations to assist the four-time Chili Bowl Nationals winner’s recovery: Kevin Swindell Recovery Fund, c/o Spire Sports + Entertainment, P.O. Box 638, Cornelius, N.C. 28031.