March 31, 2014
Rear Tire Carrier Jon Moore of Roush Fenway Racing is going into surgery today to replace a torn labrum. Jon currently pits for the #99 of Carl Edwards and is expected to miss around 12 weeks over the wall. We caught up with Jon to see how things were going.
Did you have any idea your injury was this bad?
To be honest, I knew something was wrong but I didn’t know it was this bad. For the last year its been getting progressively worse and then on the way back from Cali it really started hurting. I talked to my doctor Bill Heisel of Ortho Carolina and he told me it wasn’t good.
What was that conversation like?
Well, he called me back after they examined me and he said “Jon, its worse than we thought. It’s torn on the front, the back, and part of your bicep.” I knew at that point that I needed to do something.
What made your decision to get it done today?
The thought process behind it was this, Carl won at Bristol so it makes since to do it now and get it done. Hopefully if everything goes well then I’ll be ready for the Chase.
So your teams win had a lot to do with the timing?
So how have your teammates been towards you?
Man, I got the best teammates in the world. Everyone on the team has either been by to see me or called me to wish me well for the surgery. It’s kind of cool knowing I got so much support from my guys. Even my hard ass crew chief was cool about it!
So who is taking your place on the #99 for the time that your out?
My replacement is Rapheal Diaz, he’s been on the #16 NNS of Ryan Reed. He’s pretty good so I feel good about the team and the next few weeks.
Last one, is there anything you’re worried about with your surgery today?
The only thing that I want to make sure I do is wake up. I can handle everything else.
Thanks for taking the time out to talk with us and good luck on your surgery