John Force undergoes successful knee surgery Fifteen-time NHRA Funny Car champion John Force confirmed that he underwent successful postseason surgery to repair a damaged anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right knee after the 2011 NHRA Full Throttle Series banquet.
"This knee never affected my driving, but it became more of a nuisance the past year because I was working out and irritating it," Force said. "It began to affect my everyday life, so the timing was just right to get back to normal. I had polio as a kid and then I banged my knee up playing football.
"I had the crash in Dallas and then I started working out. When I met with my doctors, who were the same guys that worked on NBA star Kobe Bryant, they said this would get me back to 100 percent. I told them I still have championships to win and grandkids to chase around, and I have to be back in the seat for testing and for Pomona for the 2012 season-opening O'Reilly Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway in February."
"I still have a lot of racing in me and I wanted to be the best that I could be for my team," Force said. "Hopefully, we can give them a lot more good times in 2012."
Copyright 1999-2014 | AutoRacing1 is an
independent internet online publication and is not affiliated with, sponsored by, or endorsed
by IndyCar, NASCAR, FIA, Sprint, or any other series sponsor.
This material may not be published, broadcast, or redistributed without