June 6, 2014 |
WITH ALL the hype surrounding the 76ers and their draft picks coming up later this month, many fans forget that their rookie of the year point guard, Michael CarterWilliams, had major surgery following the season to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Fear not, Sixers fans, Carter-Williams said yesterday he is ahead of schedule in his recovery, will be able to get the work in on improving his shot, and looks forward to see whom Sam Hinkie and company will select as his new teammates.
May 22, 2014 |
MIAMI - Phillies team president David Montgomery remained hospitalized after undergoing surgery to remove cancer from his right jaw bone, the Daily News learned yesterday morning. Montgomery, who turns 68 next month, is expected to make a full recovery. The surgery, which was performed at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, involved having a bone removed from his leg and transplanted to his mouth. He is expected to be hospitalized for another week. "It's sad, it's tough," first baseman Ryan Howard said before the Phillies took batting practice in Miami.
May 21, 2014 |
Until four years ago, medical professionals across Major League Baseball were not speaking the same language. The league finally installed an injury surveillance system, and in 2011 Michael Ciccotti was appointed to lead an elbow study group under baseball's medical advisory committee. Ciccotti, the Phillies' head team physician and director of sports medicine at the Rothman Institute, initiated research on the ulnar collateral ligament, now the most-discussed tissue in baseball.
May 8, 2014 |
Michael Carter-Williams underwent surgery to repair the labrum in his right shoulder Tuesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, the 76ers said. The team did not give a timetable for the point guard's recovery. The recovery time for a torn labrum usually is two to four months, depending on the severity of the injury. The labrum is a type of cartilage in the shoulder joint. A league source said Carter-Williams, who was named NBA rookie of the year on Monday, was bothered by his shoulder during the season.
May 6, 2014 |
Mike Adams underwent three surgeries since he last pitched on three consecutive days. That was August 2012, before surgery to remove a rib that corrected thoracic outlet syndrome, before multiple tears in his right shoulder were repaired, and before surgery for a sports hernia. That is why Ryne Sandberg made an interesting observation about his 35-year-old righthanded reliever. "He seems to be more effective when pitching more often," Sandberg said. So the Phillies manager entrusted Adams with another tight eighth-inning situation in Sunday's 1-0 win. Adams retired Jayson Werth on a weak grounder to first base.
May 1, 2014
DEFENSEMAN Nick Grossmann underwent surgery yesterday to repair a damaged tendon in his right ankle, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren revealed last night. According to Holmgren, Grossmann's recovery time is approximately 8 to 10 weeks. Grossmann, 29, missed his second consecutive game last night after originally suffering the injury when he slid into the boards, skates first, in Game 4 last Friday. He missed three of the Flyers' playoff games in 2012 with a right knee injury.
April 16, 2014 |
THE GOOD NEWS for the Phillies: A.J. Burnett will make his start as scheduled tomorrow against the Atlanta Braves. The bad news for Burnett: He'll need surgery at some point to correct an inguinal hernia. Burnett and the Phillies hope surgery won't have to take place until after the season. Burnett, who had a cortisone injection yesterday after getting hurt Friday, will have to spend the next 5 1/2 months managing the pain. "You don't want anything to happen, but it's something that I think is manageable," Burnett said.