In a brief statement on social media, it was revealed to the public that one of the most recognized team owners in NASCAR had undergone a fairly intensive surgery and that the team all had a great outlook on his recovery.
One of the oldest teams in NASCAR history, Wood Brothers Racing has been fielding cars since 1950 and has been owned by the Wood family since its inception. Now co-owned by brothers Eddie and Len Wood, Wood Brothers Racing runs the No. 21 Ford Fusion with driver Paul Menard at the helm.
Taking to Twitter, the team’s social media rep, Jon Wood, opened up to the fans and friends of Eddie Wood about the surgery he underwent earlier this week (December 4th, 2017).
“Quick update on team co-owner Eddie Wood. He had a tiny little thing called open heart surgery yesterday,” he wrote on the Wood Brothers Racing official account. “It was a planned deal to repair a prolapsed mitral valve. He’s gonna shoot me for mentioning it, but he’s doing fine rn & we wanted to pass it along.”
Wood’s condition seems to be stable and all is in order with the surgery performed without incident. Anytime someone has open heart surgery, it’s a major undertaking and we are glad to hear that all is going well for Wood.
In several follow-up tweets, the company shared a photo of Wood giving a thumbs up sign while in the hospital. We will continue to keep you informed of his condition as things move on and the family is expecting a speedy and full recovery.
Watch the video below where the Wood brothers discuss their shot at the playoffs this past season.