September 20, 1995 |
The Flyers' Mikael Renberg, a sturdy workhorse of a winger, prides himself on having missed only one game in each of his two NHL seasons to date. Renberg, 23, might not be able to maintain that standard this season. The team announced last night that he was to undergo surgery today for a "small hernia," at Pennsylvania Hospital. The announcement said the surgery would sideline him for two to three weeks. Renberg, who has scored 139 points in 130 NHL games, apparently will miss the entire exhibition season and would seem questionable for the season opener, on Saturday, Oct. 7, in Montreal.
July 11, 2001 |
D.C. United's Bobby Convey will miss six to eight weeks of Major League Soccer action because of a hernia he suffered while playing in the World Youth Championship. The 18-year-old midfielder was hurt June 23 while playing for the U.S. under-20 national team against Ukraine in Argentina. He will undergo surgery this week. Convey, a former star at Penn Charter, has started 10 games for United this season. Argentina joined Canada yesterday in deciding to stay away from this month's Copa America soccer tournament in Colombia.
March 19, 2005 |
Dick Vitale will be absent from ESPN's NCAA Tournament reports in the next few days as he is scheduled to undergo hernia surgery today. Vitale told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch he has had the hernia for about 5 years, but it has progressed to the point that he needs the surgery. Vitale, 65, said he plans to appear on ESPN's coverage next week via satellite from his home, then be on site at the Final Four the following week in St. Louis.
April 22, 2006 |
Wayne Bryant Jr., the 37-year-old son of the state senator, died Wednesday night from sepsis and pneumonia caused by a strangulated hernia, according to his death certificate. Bryant, an Emmy-nominated assistant producer at NJN public television, had been complaining of flulike symptoms for nearly a week, friends and colleagues said. His father, Sen. Wayne Bryant Sr. (D., Camden), found him in his Lawnside home after being unable to reach him by phone. He was declared dead about 10:30 p.m. The Camden County Medical Examiner's Office concluded the next day that Bryant had died of natural causes, but did not offer more specifics.
October 15, 2011
Pitcher Cole Hamels underwent two surgeries Friday. The Phillies said that team physician Michael Ciccotti removed loose bodies from Hamels' left elbow and that surgeon Ernest Rosato repaired a hernia. The procedures were successful, according to the Phillies, who said that Hamels will be able to begin a throwing program in three to four weeks. Hamels, 27, went 14-9 with a 2.79 ERA in 32 games, including 31 starts. He pitched six shutout innings and earned a victory in his only postseason start against the St. Louis Cardinals.
July 11, 2016
Q. How do I know if I have a hernia? A. A hernia happens when muscle or tissue holding an organ in place becomes weakened, causing part of the organ to bulge out of its protective tissue. The National Center for Health Statistics estimates about 5 million Americans have hernias. Hernias around the stomach area are the most common, including hiatal (upper stomach), inguinal (inner groin), femoral (below the groin crease), incisional (bulging through a surgical scar), and umbilical (belly button)
April 9, 1997 |
The season is a week old and New York Yankees Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry already are breaking down. Gooden is facing possible surgery and, with it, at least six weeks of inactivity after it was determined yesterday the lower abdominal pain the righthander has felt for more than one month actually is a hernia. Tests yesterday at New York's Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center confirmed the hernia. "This is small right now, but what concerns me is if he pitches like he did the other day . . . there's a danger of him using his arm too much and hurting it," manager Joe Torre said.
October 12, 2002 |
Is Flyers center Jeremy Roenick still ailing from the so-called training camp blues, or is there more going on here than just chronic tightness in his back? Like perhaps a hernia? Roenick didn't look comfortable during portions of Wednesday's 2-2 tie in Edmonton and has been walking gingerly this week. Yesterday, he said he "has other issues" and said he might have a hernia. His symptoms include lower abdominal pain when he attempts a short burst of energy off his skates.
April 16, 2014 |
THE GOOD NEWS for the Phillies: A.J. Burnett will make his start as scheduled tomorrow against the Atlanta Braves. The bad news for Burnett: He'll need surgery at some point to correct an inguinal hernia. Burnett and the Phillies hope surgery won't have to take place until after the season. Burnett, who had a cortisone injection yesterday after getting hurt Friday, will have to spend the next 5 1/2 months managing the pain. "You don't want anything to happen, but it's something that I think is manageable," Burnett said.
December 1, 1999 |
Houston Rockets star Hakeem Olajuwon will undergo surgery today to repair a hernia that initially was diagnosed as a strained groin. He is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks. Olajuwon was hurt in Friday's 91-88 overtime loss in Portland. He was sent home to Houston, where he underwent an MRI that revealed no tear in his groin. Dr. Walter Lowe, a Rockets team physician, said the increased severity of Olajuwon's symptoms prompted further examination, resulting in discovery of the hernia.