The 30-year-old American NASCAR driver managed to walk away unharmed from a nearly 200 mph crash at Talladega in April, but amazingly broke his foot on Wednesday when playing Frisbee with a couple of buddies.
Although in crutches, Edwards said he will race this weekend for the NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup. Carl, who is known for his acrobatic back flips whenever celebrating a victory, explained how the incident happened.
"I was playing Frisbee with a couple of buddies and we both went for the Frisbee at the same time. I put my foot on it, my friend dove for it, and the next thing you know… we all heard a pop. I knew it was broken and we all kind of looked at each other in disbelief that of all things, I would break my foot playing Frisbee," said Edwards.
He was taken to a doctor from the University of Missouri, where college team sports injuries are often treated.
"They have me on crutches to help me walk but said I could race in both races this weekend and shouldn’t have a problem using the accelerator. I guess you never know when something is going to happen,” added the NASCAR driver.
Carl Edwards is known for his impressive fitness level and his thoroughwork out as he appeared on the covers of several sports magazine, including ESPN The Magazine and Men's Health, showing his muscular form.
The 30-year-old currently resides fifth in the championship and has received the green light from doctors to race this weekend, however, it remains to be seen how the banal incident will affect his performance.