A.J. Foyt should be back on his feet in about eight weeks and ready to go racing early next year.

Foyt, a four-time Indianapolis 500 winner, is expected to remain at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis for 10 days to two weeks after sustaining serious leg injuries in Sunday's Texaco-Havoline 200 at Elkhart Lake, Wis.The injuries could slow the 55-year-old driver in a foot race but they won't stop his auto racing career, said Dr. Terry Trammell, director of medical services for the Championship Auto Racing Teams.

"He'll never be normal after all this. But he'll get back to where he can walk," said Trammell.

Foyt underwent surgery Sunday night in Milwaukee and two hours of additional minor surgery in Indianapolis Monday evening.