March 27, 2007 |
Kerry Wood's chances of being ready for Opening Day were dashed by another injury. The Chicago Cubs' former ace hurt his right shoulder pitching in relief Sunday and was experiencing more stiffness than usual yesterday, a week before the Cubs open the season in Cincinnati. Wood will not be ready for the first game. "No, that's not going to happen," manager Lou Piniella said yesterday. "Let's just hope it's not serious and he can resume preparing himself. Obviously, we'll give him time.
January 24, 2003 |
The 76ers had plenty of empty seats on their bench last night. Derrick Coleman, Kenny Thomas, Efthimios Rentzias, Monty Williams and Samuel Dalembert were unavailable to play because of various injuries. Bothered by a sprained ankle, Brian Skinner dressed, but after four minutes, he could not play any longer. The bad news first. Williams was evaluated by a specialist, James Andrews, in Birmingham, Ala., earlier this week. Andrews and Sixers team doctor Jack McPhilemy concluded that Williams, who has played in just four games this season, needs further surgery on his injured left knee.
May 10, 2002 |
Correll Buckhalter's knee surgery has been delayed in hopes that his return to action will be hastened. Buckhalter, the Eagles' second-year running back, suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during a minicamp practice last month. Bill Goudy, Buckhalter's agent, said yesterday that Buckhalter was examined by James Andrews, a well-known orthopedic surgeon based in Birmingham, Ala. Andrews is scheduled to examine Buckhalter again next week, after swelling in the knee is down and range of motion is up. At the time, Andrews is likely to perform surgery to replace the torn ACL. "The injury was not as bad as we originally thought it was," Goudy said yesterday from his office, which is also in Birmingham.
March 23, 2002 |
During a time-out with 50.4 seconds remaining in the first quarter last night, Derrick Coleman sat away from the Sixers' huddle, the team trailing the Boston Celtics by 27-15. Coleman put on the black sleeve he had been wearing recently to stabilize his injured left knee. He had started the game without it. But Coleman had started. That was important news for the Sixers, who had been without him in their loss to Miami on Wednesday but won, 96-91, last night. A few days after the Heat's orthopedic surgeon said that Coleman had partially torn cartilage in his left knee, Sixers coach Larry Brown said, James Andrews, an orthopedic specialist in Birmingham, Ala., had decided that the cartilage was not torn.
May 16, 1999 |
Phillies closer Jeff Brantley continues to smile and use words such as "awesome" and "fabulous" when he's asked about the condition of his right shoulder. So it wasn't surprising that the Phillies activated Brantley from the disabled list after last night's 9-7 loss to the New York Mets at Veterans Stadium. To make room for Brantley on the active roster, the Phils designated reliever Ken Ryan for assignment. The Phils would like Ryan to go to triple A, but as a veteran of five years, he has the right to decline the option.
September 5, 1998 |
Manager Ray Miller will be back again next season despite a 10-game losing streak that all but eliminated Baltimore's playoff hopes, Orioles owner Peter Angelos said yesterday. Miller took over this season following the departure of Davey Johnson, who led the Orioles to the playoffs last season. Angelos said injuries had made it tough to judge Miller's performance. Miller is in the first year of a $1.4 million, two-year contract with an option for 2000. Florida Marlins owner Wayne Huizenga has reduced his $165 million asking price for the franchise and hopes to sell the team to commodities trader John Henry for about $150 million, an aide said.
June 10, 1997 |
Baltimore Orioles outfielder Eric Davis will have a mass removed from his abdomen later this week and will be sidelined for eight weeks, the club announced last night. Davis, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list on May 31, will undergo a laparotomy Friday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The 35-year-old outfielder last played at Cleveland on May 25. Signed as a free agent during the off-season after playing last year in Cincinnati, Davis was batting .302 with seven homers and 21 RBIs when he went on the DL. Cincinnati Reds closer Jeff Brantley will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his injured right shoulder tomorrow, the team said.
May 15, 1997 |
Former Boston Red Sox slugger Mike Greenwell retired yesterday after breaking his right foot while playing for the Hanshin Tigers in Japan. Greenwell, 33, fouled a ball off his right instep in a game Saturday. Texas DH Mickey Tettleton will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his injured left knee. Montreal lefthander Rheal Cormier will undergo elbow surgery and could be sidelined for the rest of the season. The operation will be done in Birmingham, Ala., by James Andrews.
April 13, 1996 |
New York Mets pitcher Bill Pulsipher will undergo season-ending surgery on his left elbow Wednesday to repair a torn ligament. Prominent sports surgeon James Andrews will operate in Birmingham, Ala., the Mets said yesterday. Pulsipher, 22, hurt himself in spring training. He got two opinions on the injuries, and both doctors recommended surgery. In other news: REDS: SCORES ARE BACK The Cincinnati Reds renewed their SportsTicker service that provides out-of-town scores when a local bank agreed to pay the roughly $11 a day for the service, which owner Marge Schott had axed in a cost-cutting measure.
May 24, 1990 |
Charles Barkley isn't wild about the idea, but he will have surgery to remove bone spurs from his right shoulder. "I'm upset and a little disappointed," Barkley said yesterday. "I thought I was invincible. " The 76ers forward will have the surgery within the next two weeks. It probably will be performed arthroscopically by James Andrews, a surgeon from Birmingham, Ala., who specializes in shoulder operations. Andrews repaired the torn rotator cuff of the Phillies' Mike Schmidt in 1988.