NASCAR driver Chase Elliott to miss Las Vegas race after injuring leg while snowboarding

    Chase Elliott is pictured on February 15, 2023, in Daytona Beach, Florida.

    (CNN)NASCAR driver Chase Elliott will miss Sunday's race in Las Vegas after injuring his leg while snowboarding in Colorado, Hendrick Motorsports has announced.

    Elliott, who fractured his tibia while snowboarding, had a "successful surgery" Friday night that lasted roughly three hours, Jeff Andrews, Hendrick Motorsports president and general manager, said on Saturday. Andrews said Elliott's recovery is "going very well," but he will miss some time on the racetrack.
    There is no timeline for Elliott's return to racing, according to Andrews, but his recovery period is expected to last "several weeks."