New York Post—December 10, 2011
New York Jets right guard Brandon Moore hasn’t practiced a single day this week, resting both of his surgically repaired hips. But both he and head coach Rex Ryan are confident Moore will not only play tomorrow against Kansas City, but find a way to manage the problem for the rest of the season.
“I don’t know if anybody’s 100 percent, but I’ll be ready to go. I’m playing,’’ said Moore, who had surgery on both hips last February.
Moore had both an MRI and X-rays, and has been told the soreness he’s feeling is perfectly normal, which is what he’d been warned would happen as the rigors of the season wore on him.
“I just want to make sure he feels like he can not only protect himself, but function at a high level like he always does,’’ Ryan said of Moore, who missed a huge chunk of training camp and didn’t start running until August.
Moore said the coaches, trainers and Dr. Bryan T. Kelly — the specialist who operated on him at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York — may map out a scaled-back plan for practice that will keep him fresh, and able to manage the injury for the rest of the season.
“We’re doing some things to help make a push here finishing the season. It feels good. It’s something you have to deal with. I’ve been managing it. The doctors and strength trainers are helping me a lot. I really can’t complain in that regard,” Moore said. “I’ve just been meeting with the doctors, Dr. Kelly, doing X-rays and things.
“Everything looks good so it’s positive in that regard; just make a push here and get me right so I’m able to push through and finish the season strong. I just had a check-up to make sure everything’s right. We’ll come up with a plan and see how we go forward," said Moore.
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