Cone's Surgery Is Completed

Posted: May 11, 1996

David Cone had surgery yesterday to repair an aneurysm in his right shoulder, but neither the New York Yankees nor the doctors who performed the operation would predict when he'll pitch again.

Doctors took a one-inch vein from Cone's upper left thigh and used it to repair two arteries in his right shoulder during the three-hour operation at New York's Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.

``The surgery was performed without disturbing any muscles, nerves or veins in the region,'' a hospital spokesman said. ``The shoulder joint itself was not affected by the aneurysm or the surgery.''

* Minnesota Twins outfielder Kirby Puckett, who has been out all season because of blurred vision in his right eye caused by glaucoma, has made little improvement since undergoing laser surgery last month.

* San Francisco leftfielder Barry Bonds shoved a writer in the clubhouse before Thursday night's game in St. Louis. Rod Beaton of USA Today, waiting for the Giants' Robby Thompson, had ignored Bonds' orders to leave the clubhouse. National League rules allow writers clubhouse access until 45 minutes before gametime.

Bonds and Beaton shook hands after the game, but Bonds did not apologize. Beaton and the paper said they would not press charges.

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