NASCAR driver Chase Elliott was forced to miss Sunday’s race in Las Vegas due to a leg injury sustained while snowboarding. Elliott had injured his leg earlier in the week, but attempted to tough it out and compete on Sunday. However, after experiencing severe pain, he made the difficult decision to sideline himself and allow Josh Berry to fill in for him.
The team has not released specific details about the nature of the injury or how long Elliott is expected to be out. However, some sources are reporting that the injury could be serious and may require an extended absence from racing. Elliott, who is just 25 years old, is one of NASCAR’s rising stars and has been a consistent contender in recent years. Losing him for an extended period of time would be a huge blow for his team and his fans.
The incident serves as a reminder of the risks that athletes take when participating in activities outside of their main sport. Although snowboarding can be a fun and exciting pastime, injuries like Elliott’s can have serious consequences for professional athletes. It is unclear when Elliott will be able to return to racing, but fans are hopeful that he will make a quick and complete recovery.