May 8, 2014 |
IT CERTAINLY isn't a time to raise a red flag, but perhaps having one stored away for the future might not be a bad idea. Yesterday, the Sixers announced that Michael Carter-Williams underwent successful surgery to repair the labrum in his right shoulder. That information came a day after MCW received rookie of the year honors, joining Allen Iverson (1997) as the second player in team history to garner that award. "The health of our players is our primary concern," general manager Sam Hinkie said in a statement.
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 |
A doctor injected A.J. Burnett with cortisone Monday morning to dull the pain in his groin. He told the 37-year-old righthander that he will require surgery at some point to correct a small inguinal hernia. For Burnett, this was good news. "I'm going to go about Wednesday like nothing happened," Burnett said. He will start Wednesday and plans to pitch through the injury for the rest of the season. Surgery would follow. Until then, Burnett said, he must tolerate pain. "I'm going to have to deal with it," Burnett said.
March 9, 2014
Kansas City Royals righthander Luke Hochevar will have Tommy John surgery that will sideline him for the season. Hochevar felt a twinge in his elbow on the next-to-last pitch of a scoreless two-inning outing Monday against the Chicago White Sox. An MRI exam revealed a major tear of the ulnar collateral ligament. Hochevar, 30, will make $5.21 million this year and is eligible for free agency after the season. Nats hold out Fister Washington righthander Doug Fister was scratched from his Grapefruit League start Friday because of elbow inflammation.
February 26, 2014 |
William J. Cassidy, 93, of Philadelphia, a former chief of orthopedic surgery at Northeastern Hospital, died Thursday, Feb. 20, of dementia at St. Joseph's Manor in Meadowbrook. A Philadelphia native, Dr. Cassidy graduated from St. Joseph's Preparatory School in 1938 and from St. Joseph's College with a bachelor's degree in 1942. He completed his medical degree at Temple University Medical School in 1945. He was a physician in the Navy Medical Corps during World War II. On release from active duty, Dr. Cassidy set up a family practice in the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia.
February 17, 2014 |
Olympic skicross racer Maria Komissarova of Russia underwent a 61/2-hour operation to insert a metal implant in her fractured spine after a training accident Saturday. Russian freestyle ski federation spokesman Mikhail Verzeba said Komissarova fractured the 12th dorsal vertebra in her lower-middle back and was taken to a hospital in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, near the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park for emergency surgery. The federation said Komissarova was conscious, and described her condition as "grave" but stable, adding that it was likely she would need further surgery within weeks.
February 6, 2014 |
When Monnette Sudler's phone rang on Oct. 27, she recognized the number. It was Temple University Hospital. As she breathed oxygen from a tank, Sudler, 61, a Germantown jazz guitarist who has played with the greats, hardly dared to hope: Was this her chance for a new life? The caller asked how soon Sudler could get to the hospital. Lungs that were a likely match for her body were being flown in from out of state. She was there within two hours. As she was prepared for surgery, she thought nervously about what doctors had told her. One possible outcome: The transplant would succeed.