Jonathan Drury, one of Woodbine Mohawk Park's top drivers, will likely be out of action for the remainder of the year after undergoing corrective surgery for a knee injury.
A career winner of 1,936 races who last drove on Monday, Nov. 27, Drury told Trot Insider that he has taken some time off to address a bothersome knee.
"My knee started bothering me back early in the summer and I went a couple weeks where I could barely walk," said the 34-year-old Guelph, Ont. reinsman. "After seeing my surgeon, he decided he wanted to do surgery on it right away, but I told him I wanted to finish the summer of racing first, so he injected it with cortisone and that got me by until now."
Drury underwent arthroscopic surgery last Thursday, Nov. 30 to repair some cartilage damage behind his knee cap and a slight tear in the meniscus.
"The surgeon said everything went well and I should be back doing most things within two to three weeks," said Drury, noting his return to racing would most likely follow a post Christmas vacation in the new year if his knee feels good.
Drury has 91 wins through 2023 while horses he drove earned more than $3.25 million in purses. With the majority of his wins at Mohawk, he ranks within the top 10 drivers at his home track, currently sitting eighth on the leaderboard.