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MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA - OCTOBER 26: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Freight Toyota, stands on the grid during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 26, 2019 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Denny Hamlin to have off season surgery


UPDATE: Jenna Fryer tweeted about your upcoming surgery. How did it happen?

"I really don’t know how it happened to be honest with you, but it’s something that has been nagging really for years. I’ve had shoulder issues. It just got to the point where it was really bad and got it scanned and figured out what it was. It hadn’t really affected me in the car at all. That part has really been fine."

What can you not do with your shoulder?

"It really has not limited me to be honest with you. It’s uncomfortable while sleeping. I can’t sleep on that side, but it really hasn’t limited me to be honest. I got a Cortisone shot in it, which really, really helped. That’s like my saving grace, when things start hurting. So that really changed. It went from being immobile to feels like there is nothing wrong with it right now to be honest. I can still lift weights. I can only do them a certain way. I have to limit my mobility on that part, but it hasn’t affected anything in my everyday life."

When was the shot?
"Yeah, it was weeks ago, but it was just progressively getting worse over the late summer to early fall. So just a few weeks ago the doctors came and gave me a little bit of relief with that just kind of to get me into the offseason where I can fix it."

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ORIGINAL POST: Denny Hamlin will have surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder at the conclusion of the 2019 season. He expect to be healed and ready to drive at Daytona when the 2020 season ends.

Hamlin had surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee after the 2015 season.