July 9, 2002 |
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.
July 10, 2002 |
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.
March 15, 1991 |
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.
August 10, 1990 |
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.
December 15, 1989 |
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...
March 11, 2015 |
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.
October 4, 1990 |
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.
August 18, 1988 |
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.
September 20, 2007 |
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.
February 25, 1988 |
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.