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September 17, 1999 | Daily News Wire Services
Dallas Cowboys fullback Daryl Johnston will miss the rest of the season because of further neck problems related to 1997 surgery on a herniated disc. Johnston, 33, conceded the latest problem, discovered in tests Wednesday, could end his career. "It is going to be a tough decision," he said. "That will be considered at the end of the season. . .The strange thing is I thought after making it through last season, I'd be OK. " Johnston had surgery six weeks into the 1997 season to fuse two vertebrae in the neck.
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February 24, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
John Elway, one month removed from his first Super Bowl victory, had minor surgery on his right shoulder yesterday and should recover within six weeks. "It was routine, and it was successful," Broncos spokesman Paul Kirk said. Elway, who has not said whether he will return for his 16th NFL season, reportedly had said he would not have the surgery if he planned to retire. He will have better range of motion and less pain when he throws, Denver trainer Steve Antonopulos said.
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November 29, 1996 | by Dave Davies, Daily News Staff Writer
Powerful state Sen. Vince Fumo will fly to Cleveland next week for heart surgery, sources have told the Daily News. The sources, who asked not to be identified, said the surgery was an elective procedure to correct a leaky valve, and is not considered to be high-risk. The Philadelphia Democrat chose to go to Cleveland, the sources said, because a surgeon there is a nationally known expert in the kind of surgery Fumo needs. The Cleveland Clinic is a highly regarded cardiac care hospital.
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August 20, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
NEW YORK GIANTS defensive end Osi Umenyiora is having arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and likely will miss the season opener on Sept. 11. General manager Jerry Reese says yesterday that Umenyiora "let me know that he wanted to have the surgery now. " Umenyiora has been a headline all summer, as he did not report to training camp with the team following the lockout. Finally, on Monday, he unhappily reported under the terms of his current deal, and worked out for 3 days before his knee began to swell.
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May 29, 2004 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
First, Flyers goalie Robert Esche had to bear being on the losing end of the NHL Eastern Conference finals. Now, Esche apparently has lost a chance to compete in the World Cup in September. Officials from Team USA said yesterday that Esche, a member of the 26-player roster set to defend Team USA's World Cup title, will have surgery on his left hip Tuesday in Pittsburgh. He is expected to be out of action for three to four months but available for Flyers training camp in mid-September if a collective-bargaining agreement is reached.
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May 3, 2001 | By Tim Panaccio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Flyers left winger Simon Gagne underwent successful surgery yesterday at Pennsylvania Hospital to repair his partially dislocated left shoulder and a small tear in his labrum. "He's doing well," said team orthopedic surgeon, Art Bartolozzi, who performed the approximate 90-minute surgery along with Peter DeLuca. Trainer John Worley observed. Bartolozzi said as soon as Gagne's pain subsides, he will begin rehabilitation. Gagne dislocated the shoulder on Feb. 24 against Tampa Bay when he threw an errant punch that missed Lightning forward Andrei Zyuzin.
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April 13, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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April 25, 2007 | By Tim Panaccio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Flyers forward Mike Knuble will undergo surgery tomorrow to repair a small tear in the labrum of his right shoulder. "I had the same procedure done three years ago on my left" shoulder, Knuble said yesterday. "I don't think this tear is as severe as the one I had in my left shoulder. "This was a case of me rehabbing it and if that didn't work, it would be the beginning of June by the time I would have had the surgery. That would be cutting into my training time, and it would be getting too close to the start of the season.
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May 11, 1996 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
David Cone had surgery yesterday to repair an aneurysm in his right shoulder, but neither the New York Yankees nor the doctors who performed the operation would predict when he'll pitch again. Doctors took a one-inch vein from Cone's upper left thigh and used it to repair two arteries in his right shoulder during the three-hour operation at New York's Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. "The surgery was performed without disturbing any muscles, nerves or veins in the region," a hospital spokesman said.
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October 6, 2004 | By Shannon Ryan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Eagles fullback Jon Ritchie underwent successful surgery yesterday to repair the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, the team said. Team physicians Peter DeLuca and Paul Marchetto performed the surgery at Hahnemann University Hospital. Ritchie, 30, who was injured in the 30-13 win over Detroit on Sept. 26, will be lost for the remainder of the season. Although he had no rushing attempts, he had four catches for 36 yards in the Eagles' first three games. He was used primarily as a blocking back.
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August 19, 2014 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
ANTHONY STOLARZ cannot talk about the hip surgery he had in May. He has been instructed not to discuss the nature of what the procedure entailed. What he can talk about is his future in the Flyers organization, and how he believes he will be back and better than ever. "I'll be 100 percent, probably better than 100 percent," Stolarz said. "Looking at it, it is a thing of the past. Like Ron Hextall said, he wishes he had the surgery when he was playing. Moving forward, it is not going to hinder me or affect me. It is going to be good.
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August 12, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Backup center Julian Vandervelde underwent back surgery last week, the Eagles said Sunday. Vandervelde had been sidelined for most of training camp, which he entered in a competition with David Molk for the backup spot. There is no timetable for Vandervelde's return. Guard Dennis Kelly had back surgery last August and missed the first month of the season. There are indications that Vandervelde underwent a similar procedure to repair a damaged disk. Vandervelde suffered a back injury late last season.
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August 12, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
PLAYERS WHO can be pretty sure they're going to make the Eagles' 53-man roster for the start of the regular season: LeSean McCoy. Nick Foles. Jason Peters. Trent Cole. David Molk. Yes, David Molk. The guy wearing Danny Watkins' old No. 63 jersey became the Birds' backup center when Julian Vandervelde underwent back surgery late last week. Starter Jason Kelce and Molk now are the only centers on the team, though one probably will be added, given that two is a really small number on a 90-man training-camp roster.
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August 11, 2014 | By Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writer
If you needed surgery for pancreatic cancer, you probably wouldn't give a thought to what kind of saline solution your surgical team would use. After all, pancreatic cancer is bad news, and the procedure used to excise it, called a Whipple (or the tongue-twisting pancreaticoduodenectomy), is long, dangerous, and technically challenging. But researchers at Thomas Jefferson University say the saline in your IV drip matters. They were able to reduce the complication rate by 25 percent by using saltier saline and using less of it. Their work was published in Annals of Surgery.
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August 9, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Cliff Lee consulted with two doctors, there was never a mention of surgery for his troublesome left elbow. The parties agreed that Lee suffered a reoccurrence of the strained flexor pronator muscle, an injury that sidelined him for two months earlier this season. The Phillies will adopt another conservative approach with Lee, who may not throw again until October or November. But another elongated period of rest will not quell doubt about Lee's availability for 2015. He is, for now, expected to be ready for spring training.
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August 8, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
RYNE SANDBERG, a man whose fate as a first-time big-league manager could be determined by how the Phillies bounce back next year after a dreadful 2014, was certainly happy to hear Cliff Lee would not need surgery on his ailing left elbow. "That's good news," Sandberg said. "Looks promising. " An MRI from earlier this week revealed that Lee has a Grade 2 left flexor pronator strain. Lee had a PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injection on Wednesday and will once again combat the injury with rest.
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August 8, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
With their lovely photography, pretty frocks, and polite manners, British costume dramas such as Downton Abbey make life in the pre-penicillin era look so awfully inviting we'd all love to visit. But would we? "In 1900 New York, there was 60,000 gallons of horse urine on the streets on any given day," said Michael Begler, "and 2.5 million pounds of manure. " Begler and his longtime collaborator Jack Amiel are the creators and writers of an entirely different sort of period drama, Cinemax's The Knick , a medical drama about the doctors, nurses, and patients of New York's Knickerbocker Hospital in the first years of the 20th century.
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August 7, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
The body soreness, cold sweats, and headaches added to the misery that is Domonic Brown's season. Two straight days without improvement forced an appointment with a doctor in Washington, who diagnosed tonsillitis. The next piece of news was worse. "I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to get my tonsils removed after the season," Brown said Tuesday. "The doc was saying they're the size of a 13-year-old kid's. They're supposed to get smaller as you get older. " A dose of antibiotics and rest rendered Brown available Tuesday, although the leftfielder did not start for the sixth straight game.
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August 5, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - Catcher Tommy Joseph, The Inquirer's 11th-ranked prospect in the Phillies system, will undergo season-ending left wrist surgery on Tuesday. Surgeon Don Sheridan will perform the procedure on a tendon in Joseph's wrist. Joseph injured his wrist in a home-plate collision on May 9 while playing for double-A Reading. He returned last month to play six games for the Gulf Coast League Phillies. Joseph's most recent appearance for the GCL team was July 19. Earlier this year, Joseph missed a week with a head injury after taking a foul tip off his mask.
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August 4, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
WASHINGTON - Cliff Lee was walking out of the Phillies' clubhouse yesterday afternoon when Jamie Moyer stopped him. The former teammates talked for more than a few minutes, with head trainer Scott Sheridan joining in on the conversation, too. Four years ago, Moyer left a Phillies game in St. Louis after throwing 18 pitches. Moyer was placed on the disabled list with a left elbow strain; he wondered aloud if he would ever pitch again. Moyer, then 47, eventually underwent Tommy John surgery.
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