May 17, 2011 |
Gov. Corbett is back to being governor and having strength in his weakened legs. The governor, 61, had successful back surgery Monday morning at Allegheny General Hospital after seeing doctors about a month ago after his persistent back and leg troubles had worsened. He was diagnosed with a narrowing of the spinal canal called spinal stenosis and underwent 90-minute corrective surgery. In a formality, Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley took over from 7:15 through 10:30 a.m. Corbett's wife, Susan, said she had to reject his first request after coming out of surgery.
September 7, 1988 |
A leading surgeon in sports medicine will examine Mike Schmidt today to determine whether the Phils veteran should undergo arthroscopic surgery to repair his torn rotator cuff. If Dr. James Andrews, of the Alabama Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center, determines that the shoulder can be repaired through arthroscopic surgery, he may decide to immediately go ahead with the procedure, said Schmidt's agent, Arthur Rosenberg. Rosenberg said the examination will be performed in Birmingham, Ala., by Andrews, who has repaired the shoulder injuries of a number of major-league players, including Tigers shortstop Alan Trammell and pitchers Roger Clemens of the Boston Red Sox and Atlee Hammaker of the San Francisco Giants.
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.