August 20, 2015 |
The countdown clock to Joel Embiid's prospective return to the 76ers has restarted, more than a month after the team announced that he would indeed need bone-graft surgery in his right foot. He had that surgery Tuesday, so the mystery that had surrounded the process ought to be quelled for at least a little while. The Sixers themselves, of course, fed the questions and speculation and mystery by remaining so quiet about Embiid and his situation. They released a statement July 11 that said because Embiid had suffered a setback in the healing of his right navicular bone, he would undergo the operation within seven and 10 days.
August 19, 2015 |
A Temple Health cardiovascular surgeon has started working full-time at Brandywine Hospital, in Chester County, the two organizations said. Brandywine Hospital, near Coatesville, is owned by publicly-traded Community Health Systems Inc., which also owns Chestnut Hill Hospital, Phoenixville Hospital, Jennersville Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Salem County. Brandywine is licensed to operate 169 beds. Larry Kaiser, chief executive of Temple University Health System, said the arrangement "will bring Temple's renowned cardiovascular surgery program closer to where patients live.
August 17, 2015 |
IN THE SHORT RUN, Eagles fans will be disappointed that they won't see their new No. 1 quarterback, Sam Bradford, in tomorrow's preseason opener against the Colts at Lincoln Financial Field. In the long run, the bigger news coming out of NovaCare yesterday probably was that tight end Zach Ertz has undergone a surgical procedure on a "core muscle," believed to be a partial groin tear, and has been ruled out of the entire preseason. With Bradford, it seems that Eagles coach Chip Kelly is just being cautious, wanting to get the QB with the twice-repaired left ACL another week of practice reps before sending him into live action.
August 17, 2015 |
Fans of the 76ers finally know when Joel Embiid will have foot surgery. Yahoo Sports reported early Saturday that Embiid will undergo surgery Tuesday. A source confirmed the Sixers' rookie center had acknowledged that on Friday. Embiid was the lone Sixers player at the wedding reception Friday night for assistant coach Lloyd Pierce and Melissa Ghoston, a Philadelphia native. The 7-footer, selected third in the 2014 draft, was in good spirits and did not have a walking boot on. This will be the second surgery on his right foot.
August 16, 2015 |
Tight end Zach Ertz had surgery to correct a "core muscle injury" and will be sidelined for all of the preseason, the Eagles said on Friday. The team expects Ertz to be ready by the start of the regular season on Sept. 14. A "core muscle injury" can often be characterized as a sports hernia, but Ertz had a partial tear of his groin muscle, according to NFL sources. "The biggest thing for us in this situation, to be honest with you, is that it's something that we wanted to get cleaned up," Eagles coach Chip Kelly said before the surgery was announced.
August 11, 2015 |
SO WHAT IS going on with Joel Embiid and his impending surgery? For some reason, the 76ers aren't telling. Numerous texts and phone calls to president and general manager Sam Hinkie and others in the organization by the Daily News have gotten no response as the time frame the team set for Embiid's second surgery on his injured right foot has passed by nearly a month. Let's recap: On June 13 the team released a statement that said, in part, "Joel and Sixers personnel traveled to Los Angeles for a series of routine exams.
August 3, 2015 |
Pete Mackanin met Matt Harrison on Friday, shortly before the Phillies placed the starting pitcher on the disabled list with lower back inflammation. The interim manager told Harrison, whom the Phillies acquired from Texas as part of the Cole Hamels trade, to look to next season. Mackanin is doubtful Harrison will pitch for the Phillies this year. "I said, 'I know you feel bad, but we're looking at you for what we're about to become rather than this year,' " Mackanin said. "Because, we're really not playing for a whole lot this year.
July 13, 2015 |
LAS VEGAS - Suddenly, the 76ers find themselves with more questions in their frontcourt. Joel Embiid, selected third in last summer's draft, will have a second surgery on his right foot and will miss all of next season, the team announced Saturday night after an Inquirer report earlier in the day. Sources said the team will decide whether the surgery will take place in North Carolina or at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. "A collective decision has been made that the best approach to promote full healing would be to proceed with a bone graft of the fracture site," general manager Sam Hinkie said in a statement.
June 28, 2015 |
SIXERS PRESIDENT and general manager Sam Hinkie did not look, act or sound like a man who was trying to run a shell game. Conspiracy theorists had looked at the timing of the Sixers' announcement that redshirt rookie center Joel Embiid was not healing as well as anticipated from the foot injury and surgery that cost him last season and determined that it was a smokescreen to hide Hinkie's true intentions for Thursday's NBA draft. Yesterday, that was put to rest. The concerns about Embiid are all too real.
June 22, 2015
It was a phone call that Adam Morgan said he had dreamed about: calling his father to tell him he was headed to the major leagues. His father, Wiley, pitched at Alabama and coached Morgan until he was 13. That dream became reality on Friday, when Morgan called his father to tell him he was pitching Sunday for the Phillies. "He was like, 'Well that's one hell of a Father's Day present,' " Morgan said before Saturday's game against St. Louis. "He couldn't believe it. It's really special.