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September 20, 1995 | by Les Bowen, Daily News Sports Writer
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.
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July 11, 2001 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
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.
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March 19, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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April 22, 2006 | By Troy Graham INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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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.
NEWS
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)
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April 9, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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October 12, 2002 | By Tim Panaccio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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April 16, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
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.
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December 1, 1999 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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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)
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April 20, 2015 | By Ilene Raymond Rush, For The Inquirer
When it comes to repairing pulled abdominal muscles or aching abductors, William Meyers is the go-to guy. The 65-year-old surgeon is the founder of the Vincera Institute at Philadelphia's Navy Yard, where marquee athletic stars and weekend warriors travel from across the country to fix core and hip injuries. The rehabbed USO building houses services from diagnosis to imaging to rehabilitation. Since the 1980s, Meyers has performed some 20,000 operations on core muscles for the famous and the not so famous, about 700 over the last year alone.
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September 29, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
There is $12.75 million reserved for A.J. Burnett, a 37-year-old whose career wages top $135 million, and all he must do is play one more season. That is the stipulation to the contract Burnett signed last February, when the Phillies believed he was the final piece to a contending team. Ryne Sandberg, when asked before a 4-2 loss to Atlanta Saturday night whether he knew anyone who would reject that sort of money, shrugged and smiled. But there was Burnett, motionless during the seventh inning after Justin Upton smashed a pivotal two-run homer, enduring another miserable moment that could force his retirement.
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April 18, 2014 | BY DAVID MURPHY, Daily News Staff Writer dmurphy@phillynews.com
THE ONLY MOMENTS when A.J. Burnett appeared limited by his hernia occurred on the base paths. One was in the third inning, another in the sixth, both occasions featuring a gait that suggested soiled trousers. An inguinal hernia is not a pleasant thing, but in a 1-0 win over the Braves yesterday, it did not appear to hamper Burnett where he most matters. In fact, the 37-year-old righthander revealed after the game, the injury may have even helped him by preventing him from lengthening his stride during his delivery, a problem that at times affects his control.
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April 16, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
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.
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July 6, 2012 | Ed Barkowitz
The term "sports hernia" is terribly misleading, says Dr. William Meyers, a leader in the field whose practice is headquartered at the Navy Yard. Meyers says the term "core muscle injury" is much more correct. "A person can tear any of the many muscles in the pelvis," he said. "Sometimes the tears cause instability of the pubic joint and the pain continues. There is no bulge, and hernia repair does not generally correct the problems. " — Ed Barkowitz
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February 23, 2012 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - It wasn't until doctors repaired two tears in Placido Polanco's abdomen that the third baseman understood how hurt he was. "Every time I coughed, every time I laughed," Polanco said, "it hurt. " Polanco, 36, arrived for spring training Wednesday confident he can stay healthy, like just about every other baseball player at this time of year. There are serious doubts about his ability to stay on the field, and they are reasonable. Polanco has missed 70 games in the last two seasons combined.
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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.
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August 13, 2011 | BY PAUL HAGEN, hagenp@phillynews.com
THERE'S STILL no decision on whether Placido Polanco will have surgery to repair his sports hernia soon, or try to gut it out until after the season. As far as the third baseman is concerned, though, one thing is certain. One way or the other, a decision will be made by Tuesday when the Phillies open a three-game series against the first-place Arizona Diamondbacks. "Without a doubt," he said. "That's why the next couple days will be I can or I can't. And if I can't, I have no choice.
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