August 14, 1990 |
Ken Howell, who last pitched on Aug. 5 and will not pitch for the rest of the season, should be ready to pitch by next year's spring training, the Phillies' physician, Phillip Marone, said yesterday. Marone performed exploratory arthroscopic surgery on Howell yesterday afternoon and said he discovered that Howell had no tear of his rotator cuff muscle, which had been the Phillies' worst fear. "The shoulder is close to pristine," he said. Marone said the big righthander was "extremely happy" to hear the news but probably would not remember it when he wakes up today, since he was groggy from the surgery.
November 10, 1995 |
When Eagles guard Joe Panos first learned he had a slight tear in his left rotator cuff, he decided to deal with the pain, play as hard as he could for as long as he could, and cross his fingers it would not worsen. Crossed fingers and wearing a special shoulder harness didn't work. Panos, one of the Birds' top run blockers, is being shut down for the remainder of the season after an examination by Dr. John Fenlin, a shoulder specialist, yesterday revealed the tear had grown.
April 4, 2016 |
The shoulder is one impressive joint. It has a range of motion greater than any other joint in the entire body. Except when things go wrong. Age, injury, arthritis - they all can spell problems that begin with pain and end with a patient not even being able to lift an arm above the shoulder. Although the number of shoulder replacements nationwide falls far behind those of hip and knee replacements, about 53,000 people a year get them, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
May 6, 2000 |
Catcher Eddie Perez, a key member of the Atlanta Braves' bench and most valuable player of last year's National League championship series, learned yesterday that he has a torn rotator cuff and is likely out for the season. Perez, who has been bothered by a sore right shoulder since spring training, hoped to make it through the season before undergoing surgery. But the pain became too much to bear, so he will undergo the operation Monday. In another injury-related move, the Braves placed shortstop Walt Weiss on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Thursday.
March 19, 2016
Major League Baseball umpire Tim Welke is calling it a career after 33 seasons. Welke told The Associated Press that he had one knee replacement surgery in January and would have another in June. The 58-year-old Welke worked the World Series four times and was the plate umpire for last year's All-Star Game. Welke handled more than 4,200 games in the regular season, almost half of them as a crew chief. For a couple of years, that crew included his brother, Bill. Managers, players and fellow umpires often praised Welke for his even-tempered demeanor and ability to control a game without letting emotions escalate.
May 25, 1999 |
Lefthander Denny Neagle was expected to be the ace of the Cincinnati Reds' staff this season. Instead he is 0-3 with an 8.17 ERA in six starts. Consequently, Neagle was placed on the 15-day disabled list yesterday, retroactive to May 20, with what general manager Jim Bowden said was tendinitis in his left shoulder. "The medical information we have been provided is not consistent with our baseball evaluation," Bowden said. "Therefore, we have asked for additional medical opinions and evaluations of Denny's left shoulder.
June 1, 1990 |
In the course of an examination yesterday by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala., Charles Barkley learned that he is facing a summer to test his will. That is because Barkley, the 76ers' captain and The Sporting News's NBA Player of the Year, is facing arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder, probably within two or three days of the conclusion of the championship series that begins Tuesday night. Barkley will be at the best-of-seven championship series, working as an on- site reporter for ESPN.
October 8, 1996 |
Reports of Ray Lankford's demise were way off. Less than two weeks ago the St. Louis centerfielder tore the rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder. Tomorrow night, he'll be back in the starting lineup when the Cardinals open their National League Championship Series with the Atlanta Braves. "It's not going to be 100 percent the rest of the year," Lankford said. "It's still going to bother me, but I can play through it. " Lankford was injured making a diving catch Sept.
August 26, 1995 |
Curt Schilling turned up in the Phillies' clubhouse yesterday with his right arm in a sling and a thick stack of business cards in his pocket. Schilling distributed the cards - for Craig D. Morgan of Wilmington - to reporters. Any questions about his shoulder, Schilling said, should be directed to the doctor. "All information needs to be verified by the man who was actually inside my shoulder," Schilling said. After he performed an arthroscopic procedure on Schilling's right shoulder Wednesday, Morgan reported the results to Phillip Marone, the Phillies' team physician.
September 5, 2001 |
Pedro Martinez has a minor tear in his rotator cuff and last night criticized Boston general manager Dan Duquette for saying he was healthy. "What I don't appreciate is Duquette saying I'm healthy, because it is not true," Martinez said before a game against Cleveland. "I'm doing the best that I can to help the team, but I'm not 100 percent. " Martinez said that Red Sox team physician Bill Morgan told him he has thinning of the rotator cuff but that Anaheim team physician Lewis Yocum told him there was a minor tear.