September 21, 1995 |
Nagging injuries caught up with a couple of Phillies regulars, forcing Charlie Hayes and Gregg Jefferies out of last night's starting lineup. Jefferies, a late scratch, had been playing with a strained right hamstring. Team doctor Phillip Marone said Jefferies may miss three or four games. Gene Schall started in Jefferies' place at first base. Hayes, who played in 132 of the team's first 134 games, had been playing with torn cartilage in his right knee. He aggravated the injury sliding into home plate Monday night.
November 11, 1996 |
Charles Strange was on the job in the boiler room at Tasty Baking Co. when he squatted to check a sump pump. He went to stand up and heard his right knee pop. "I walked around a little and I couldn't straighten my leg up," said Strange, 32, of the city's Mayfair section. So began a painful journey that eventually led to an experimental procedure in which his own laboratory-grown cells were used to repair the damaged articular cartilage in his knee. In a three-step process, a surgeon at Germantown Hospital and Medical Center first removed tiny bits of healthy cartilage tissue from Strange's knee.
January 19, 2007 |
The Shaquille O'Neal comeback watch will continue for at least a few more days. O'Neal, who is recovering from surgery to repair torn left knee cartilage, will miss at least another game before returning to the Miami Heat lineup, interim coach Ron Rothstein said. He missed Miami's 104-101 win last night against visiting Indiana and will not play when the Heat visits the 76ers tonight. The earliest he could come back is Sunday, when Miami hosts Dallas. "Shaq is working out, feeling good, getting better day to day," Rothstein said after the Heat's shootaround yesterday morning.
April 9, 2013
Billionaire Ron Burkle will not be part of Sacramento's bid to keep the Kings after all. Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson said Monday that a conflict of interest forced Burkle to back out. Instead, Johnson said the Southern California businessman and co-owner of the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins will focus on the development around a proposed new downtown arena - and not the arena itself. Burkle is part-owner of Relativity Sports, which manages some NBA players' careers. Johnson said the conflict surfaced during a meeting with NBA commissioner David Stern and league owners last week and "it won't slow us up. " Burkle had been expected to lead the development of a Sacramento arena.
September 22, 1998 |
The Carolina Panthers learned yesterday that linebacker Lamar Lathon will be lost for the season and safety Mike Minter will be sidelined longer than originally thought. Lathon, a starting outside linebacker since the franchise's expansion season in 1995, has had worsening knee problems. He underwent arthroscopic surgery last week to have loose bodies cleaned out, his fourth knee operation of 1998. Minter, a starting strong safety, also underwent arthroscopic knee surgery last week, but had been expected to return to the lineup this week in preparation for Sunday's home game against Green Bay. The team said Minter, who is expected to be released from the hospital tomorrow, would likely miss six to eight weeks.
July 13, 1997 |
The Cincinnati Reds put third baseman Terry Pendleton on the 15-day disabled list yesterday with a sore left knee. It's the second time in the last three weeks that the Reds have put Pendleton on the DL. He fouled a ball off his right foot and suffered a hairline fracture in the big toe on June 22. Cincinnati put him on the DL the next day, but the National League voided the move three days later, saying he was not injured severely enough....
September 7, 2002 |
Cleveland Browns starting quarterback Tim Couch probably will not play tomorrow. Coach Butch Davis said yesterday that backup quarterback Kelly Holcomb probably will start against the Kansas City Chiefs. Couch has a sore right arm after tearing scar tissue near his elbow in the preseason. "It could be a few days. It could be a few weeks," Couch said. "It's just basically according to how quickly my body will heal. " Couch, who tore scar tissue near his elbow in the exhibition season, was encouraged following an evaluation Thursday by orthopedic specialist Dr. James Andrews of Birmingham, Ala. Andrews told Couch he needs to throw the ball, rather than rest his arm, to help his recovery.
August 23, 1991 |
There is a chance that Jesse Campbell, the Eagles' No. 2 draft choice, will have his rookie year put on hold in the next 24 hours. Campbell, the 22-year-old strong safety, flew home to Vanceboro, N.C., yesterday for further examination of his right knee by Dr. Michael Fagenbaum, an orthopedic surgeon. According to Dick Bell, Campbell's agent, previous examinations revealed that Campbell might need arthroscopic surgery to repair possible cartilage damage. Campbell had the same knee scoped last fall at North Carolina State.
April 16, 1993 |
Texas Rangers pitcher Nolan Ryan, baseball's oldest player at age 46, had surgery yesterday for torn knee cartilage that will sideline him three to six weeks. John Conway, orthopedic consultant for the Rangers, said the arthroscopic procedure on the right knee lasted about 40 minutes. Ryan, who has announced that this is his final season in the majors, was in obvious discomfort during a four-inning start Wednesday night against Baltimore. "I feel that the surgery went well," Ryan said in a statement from Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth.
July 26, 1994 |
Ted Marchibroda plans to make rookie Marshall Faulk earn the multimillion- dollar contract the running back signed with the Indianapolis Colts. "A guy like Marshall, without question, you have to give him the ball," the Colts coach said yesterday. "I think you're talking about 30 times a game, passing and running. " After signing the NFL's richest rookie contract - $17.2 million for seven years - on Sunday, Faulk practiced yesterday for the first time. "It's going to take me some time, but I don't think it's going to take me the whole camp to catch up," said Faulk, the No. 2 pick in the draft.