During the NASCAR offseason, Chase Elliott underwent a procedure on his shoulder to fix an old injury. The driver, who missed six races in 2023 with a fractured tibia from a snowboarding accident, said that he will be ready for the 2024 season. “I had a little procedure on my shoulder,” Elliott said on X, formerly known as Twitter. “I had an old injury that I needed to get tended to and obviously the offseason is a much better time to do that than my last surgery.”
Elliott’s 2023 season marked the first time in his full-time Cup career that he missed any races. He missed spring races at Las Vegas, Phoenix, Atlanta, Circuit of the Americas, Richmond and Bristol after fracturing his tibia in the snowboarding accident. Elliott also missed the June race at Gateway while serving a suspension for an incident with Denny Hamlin. These setbacks led Elliott to miss the playoffs for the first time and end up 17th in the championship standings.
Now that his shoulder is healthy again, Elliott is looking forward to returning to racing in 2024 and competing for success on the track once again.