July 19, 1995 |
David West, whose persistent shoulder problems made him a halfhearted member of the Phillies' starting rotation this season, is expected to have major reconstructive surgery this week that could end his baseball career. Bobby Mu noz, who pitched a two-hit shutout in his most recent rehabilitation start at Scranton, rejoined the Phillies yesterday. West, a 30-year-old lefthander, will not return until the 1997 season at the earliest, said manager Jim Fregosi. Asked whether the surgery would be career-threatening, Fregosi said: "Yes, I would say that it is. He will not pitch all of next year.
April 26, 1992 |
Third baseman Mike Pagliarulo will undergo surgery Tuesday to have a bone fragment removed from his right hand and will be lost to the Minnesota Twins for at least four weeks. Pagliarulo broke the hook of the hamate bone in his hand during batting practice before Wednesday's game in Seattle. The bone is on the underside of the hand near the wrist. This is the second time this season Pagliarulo has been on the disabled list. He was hit in the head by a David West pitch and suffered a partially perforated eardrum during spring training and missed the first week of the season.
May 24, 1990 |
Charles Barkley isn't wild about the idea, but he will have surgery to remove bone spurs from his right shoulder. "I'm upset and a little disappointed," Barkley said yesterday. "I thought I was invincible. " The 76ers forward will have the surgery within the next two weeks. It probably will be performed arthroscopically by James Andrews, a surgeon from Birmingham, Ala., who specializes in shoulder operations. Andrews repaired the torn rotator cuff of the Phillies' Mike Schmidt in 1988.
April 16, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Brian Wilson has no regrets about how many times he pitched during the San Francisco Giants' improbable 2010 World Series title run. Nor about how he stayed on the mound at Colorado last week despite ligament damage in his arm. "Absolutely not," Wilson said. "That's how I play baseball. Push it to the limits. " Wilson has now reached his limit. San Francisco's bearded and boisterous closer said before Sunday's series finale against Pittsburgh that he probably will have elbow-reconstruction surgery, ending his season after only 56 pitches, two appearances and one save.
August 25, 1998 |
Deptford football coach Joe Corbi had quadruple-bypass heart surgery at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden yesterday morning and will be sidelined for at least three weeks, according to his wife. Bernice Corbi said her husband planned to take his familiar place on the Deptford sideline when doctors gave the OK. Corbi is entering his 25th season as the Spartans head coach. "He said as long as he feels all right, he's going to continue," Bernice Corbi said. John Casella, an assistant of Corbi's for more than a decade, will take over as interim head coach, Deptford athletic director Irvin McFarland said.
October 11, 2001 |
Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Jason Kendall will have reconstructive surgery today on his left thumb, but is expected to be ready for spring training. Following several days of tests, doctors determined yesterday that the ulnar collateral ligament in Kendall's thumb was damaged and could not be repaired by arthroscopic surgery. Although Kendall will need conventional surgery, he is expected to be able to swing a bat again in three months and should report for spring training on time in February.
May 22, 2002 |
After being plagued by injuries throughout the season, the 76ers continue to have problems in the off-season. Today, reserve guard Speedy Claxton will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder to repair an injury suffered at the end of the regular season, the Sixers announced yesterday. Also, reserve Raja Bell sprained a ligament in his left thumb during a recent workout and will wear a cast for the next three weeks. During the regular season, the team had its key players together for only four games.
February 20, 1991 |
Flyers coach Paul Holmgren said last night that defenseman Jiri Latal will undergo arthroscopic surgery today to repair a tendon and to locate a source of bleeding within his right knee. Holmgren said he wouldn't know for sure how long Latal will be out until after the surgery, but "a month is probably a good guess. It could be anywhere from two to six weeks, depending on what they find. " Latal, hurt sliding into the boards Saturday at New Jersey, has endured a succession of injuries in his two seasons as a Flyer.
May 23, 1996 |
Pitcher Bret Saberhagen will undergo reconstructive surgery on his right shoulder next week, the Colorado Rockies said yesterday. The surgery will be performed Tuesday in New York by David Altchek, who performed arthroscopic surgery on the same shoulder last October. The decision was made after Saberhagen was examined by Altchek in New York yesterday. Frank Thomas, who walked in the first inning of the Chicago White Sox' 2-1, 11-inning victory over Toronto yesterday, has reached base safely in all 45 games this season.