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July 9, 2002 | By Tim Panaccio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
John LeClair, whose offensive production dropped dramatically last season, is scheduled to have surgery today to remove scar tissue from his back. LeClair played only 16 regular-season games in 2000-01 after undergoing disk surgery in the fall of 2000. In June 2001, LeClair signed a five-year contract with the Flyers worth $45 million, making him the team's highest-paid player. LeClair played in all 82 games last season, but scored only 25 goals. LeClair has scored 50 or more goals in a season three times and scored 40 or more goals in two other seasons.
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July 10, 2002 | By Tim Panaccio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
What had been described as a minor procedure to remove scar tissue in John LeClair's back turned into something entirely different yesterday in Los Angeles. Robert Watkins, a noted orthopedic surgeon, said the Flyers left winger didn't have scar tissue, from an October 2000 surgery, removed. Rather, he said, LeClair had suffered another herniated disk. "It was a different level, a different injury," Watkins said in a taped statement released last night. The surgeon said the one-hour surgery was successful.
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March 15, 1991 | by Stan Hochman, Daily News Sports Columnist Daily News sports writer Rich Bradley contributed to this report
Dr. Phillip Marone performed surgery on Ken Howell's right shoulder yesterday. He ground down a bone spur in a 75-minute procedure and reported no other problems in the shoulder area. Howell was due to return to Clearwater, Fla., today. "He had a growth of bone on the end of his clavicle," Marone said. "We cut some scar tissue out and rotored down that extra piece of bone. " Marone said he expects Howell to begin throwing in about two weeks and pitching in about four or five weeks after that.
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August 10, 1990 | By Tim Kawakami, Daily News Sports Writer
John Teltschik wants to be the Eagles' punter in the regular-season opener against the Giants Sept. 9 at the Meadowlands. The problem is, he is not sure his still-wounded right knee will allow it. Teltschik rejoined the team yesterday after a couple of weeks of re- examination in Vail, Colo., by Dr. Richard Steadman, the man who operated on Teltschik's knee last year. Now, all Teltschik can do is wait and see if his knee heals. "I'm just going to do what they tell me to do, that's all I can do," Teltschik said yesterday.
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December 15, 1989 | By Leon Taylor, Daily News Staff Writer
Jason is coming home for Christmas, his upper body contorted by scar tissue from the flames that almost consumed him, but home at last. Jason, now 6, has been hospitalized since April 15, when a fire started by candles after the family's electricity was shut off scorched his upper body and killed his brother, Robert, 7. "He's anxious," his mother, Gloria Blackwell, 34, said last night after the Public Utility Commission fined Philadelphia Electric...
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March 11, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - All Cliff Lee can do now is wait. Lee's MRI reports have been sent to Birmingham, Ala., the home of James Andrews. The orthopedic surgeon is the best in the world, Lee said. And the doctor's opinion could determine the Phillies lefthander's future in baseball. Lee said he will likely miss the season and possibly more if his left elbow requires surgery. A recommendation from Andrews is expected sometime this week. "It would be six to eight months out," Lee said.
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October 4, 1990 | By Gloria A. Hoffner, Special to The Inquirer
Mohammad Fraid has spent the last four years living with burn scars on his face and hands. The 16-year-old was only 12 when a bomb exploded on the bus he was riding in Kabul, Afghanistan. After fleeing the capital with his family, Fraid resigned himself to living with the personal scars of his country's civil war. Today, the war continues, but Fraid is a long way from the Peshawar, Pakistan, refugee camp that had become home. He is in Delaware County, and his disfigurement already has started to disappear - thanks to the free plastic surgery begun yesterday at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland.
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August 18, 1988 | By DAVE RACHER, Daily News Staff Writer
For more than five years, Judith Gladney, 28, watched her young son being tortured by her boyfriend - never telling anyone. "She heard the sounds of his being whipped, punched, punched, punched until his ear fell off," Assistant District Attorney Cynthia Martelli told a Common Pleas jury yesterday. "She had a duty to protect him," said Martelli. "Her son suffered 23 fractures; he was in agony. She let this kid be tortured. For more than 5 1/2 years we had this conspiracy of silence.
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September 20, 2007 | By Tim Panaccio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Flyers' five exhibition games next week were seen as make or break time for Mike Rathje. No one figured the 6-foot-5 defenseman would get hurt before the second game of the preseason had ended, but he did. Midway through Tuesday's ugly 4-0 loss to Ottawa, Rathje left, complaining of pain in his right groin. The problem was adhesions stemming from surgery to adductor muscles in that area this summer, according to William Meyers, an abdominal specialist who examined Rathje yesterday at Hahnemann University Hospital.
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February 25, 1988 | By TIM KAWAKAMI, Daily News Sports Writer
Yes, we have heard this a few times before, with differing tones of certainty. Each time we heard it, we were deeply disappointed in the end. Now, for what he is certain is the last time, Wes Hopkins says the knee he blew out about a year and a half ago is finally ready to see action. Football action. He says this confidently, with full knowledge of all the times he has nodded his head and said it before, only to see his right knee fail him once again. But this time, after failing so many times, Hopkins is almost exuberant as he works to get ready.
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March 11, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - All Cliff Lee can do now is wait. Lee's MRI reports have been sent to Birmingham, Ala., the home of James Andrews. The orthopedic surgeon is the best in the world, Lee said. And the doctor's opinion could determine the Phillies lefthander's future in baseball. Lee said he will likely miss the season and possibly more if his left elbow requires surgery. A recommendation from Andrews is expected sometime this week. "It would be six to eight months out," Lee said.
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March 10, 2012 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
LAKELAND, Fla. - Something about Domonic Brown's right hand attracts injuries. "I'm telling you," Brown said. "I do everything with it. " In the last two years, Brown has suffered four injuries to his right hand. The latest, a sprained right thumb, was deemed not serious after an MRI exam Thursday showed only inflammation. He says he expects to play next week. Brown said he planned to take some swings in the cage Friday. Much of the inflammation and scar tissue is remnants of a similar injury he suffered last May at triple-A Lehigh Valley while diving for a ball.
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May 10, 2011 | By MARCUS HAYES, hayesm@phillynews.com
THESE DAYS, you would never know that just a few years ago Jordan Ellis was a scared, hurt kid. And you can't tell that, as recently as three seasons before, he was an overthinking, frustrated reliever at the bottom of the Phillies' system. These days, Ellis is a composed, 25-year-old righthander at Double A Reading, living at home with his parents in Bryn Mawr, pitching in front of a handful of friendly faces whenever the R-Phils are at home. He has a live fastball, a slider that bites, and a cut fastball that, a year into its development, is coming along nicely as a weapon against lefthanders.
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January 26, 2011 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eagles fullback Leonard Weaver intends to be back on the field next season, his agent, Harold C. Lewis, said Tuesday, but he faces a long road back from his devastating knee injury. "He has no intent of calling it a day," Lewis said. "If you know Leonard Weaver you can be sure he will back. " He added, "He is doing tremendous, and I have no doubt that he'll be back on the field. " But while Lewis and Weaver have both painted an optimistic picture of the fullback's recovery - it would be surprising if they didn't - both have acknowledged that it was a severe injury and have declined to say specifically when Weaver could realistically play again.
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September 22, 2007 | By Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Eagles tight end L.J. Smith is out. Safety Brian Dawkins did not practice but might play. Brian Westbrook did practice and appears ready to go. And, although the odds are against it, cornerback Lito Sheppard was not completely ruled out by coach Andy Reid for tomorrow's game against the Detroit Lions at Lincoln Financial Field. The news on the Eagles' injury front was mixed as they try to avoid an 0-3 start for the first time since they began 1999 with four defeats in Reid's first season.
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September 20, 2007 | By Tim Panaccio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Flyers' five exhibition games next week were seen as make or break time for Mike Rathje. No one figured the 6-foot-5 defenseman would get hurt before the second game of the preseason had ended, but he did. Midway through Tuesday's ugly 4-0 loss to Ottawa, Rathje left, complaining of pain in his right groin. The problem was adhesions stemming from surgery to adductor muscles in that area this summer, according to William Meyers, an abdominal specialist who examined Rathje yesterday at Hahnemann University Hospital.
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March 9, 2005 | By Seth Borenstein INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
Former President Bill Clinton will undergo surgery tomorrow to correct an uncommon but non-life-threatening side effect of his heart bypass surgery that has partially collapsed his left lung. Doctors will peel away thick scar tissue - much like pulling a sticky label off paper - and drain excess fluid from Clinton's pleura, a thin membrane of cells over his lung. The thickening tissue compressed the lower part of Clinton's lung, leaving him in slight discomfort for about a month, especially in his daily uphill walks, doctors said yesterday.
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September 9, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Texas Tech basketball coach Bob Knight underwent surgery yesterday in Lubbock, Texas, for an intestinal obstruction related to scar tissue within the abdomen. Knight's doctors said the surgery went well, said Randy Farley, sports information director for the men's basketball program. Knight is expected to make a complete recovery and will return to work soon, Farley said. Dr. Michael Robertson, who performed Knight's surgery, didn't immediately return telephone messages left at his home.
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July 11, 2002 | By Tim Panaccio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Flyers general manager Bob Clarke said yesterday that he expects John LeClair to be healthy when training camp opens in September, despite having had back surgery for a second herniated disk. "My understanding of the surgery is that the doctors told our trainer they took a little piece of the disk off that was putting pressure on John's nerve," Clarke said yesterday. "He will start rehab in a couple of weeks, but it still has to heal and he'll be fine. " Also on the mend is defenseman Eric Desjardins, who underwent right shoulder surgery yesterday, and is expected to rehab for nine to 10 weeks, according to club chairman Ed Snider.
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July 10, 2002 | By Tim Panaccio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
What had been described as a minor procedure to remove scar tissue in John LeClair's back turned into something entirely different yesterday in Los Angeles. Robert Watkins, a noted orthopedic surgeon, said the Flyers left winger didn't have scar tissue, from an October 2000 surgery, removed. Rather, he said, LeClair had suffered another herniated disk. "It was a different level, a different injury," Watkins said in a taped statement released last night. The surgeon said the one-hour surgery was successful.
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