January 25, 2015 |
WHAT WAS expected has come true, and the news is not good for the 76ers. The team announced yesterday that guard Tony Wroten has a tear of the ACL in his right knee that will require surgery. There is no date for the surgery or timetable for his return, the team said, but it is a very good bet the Sixers' leading scorer will be sidelined for the rest of the season. Wroten tore the same ACL during his junior year in high school while playing football. He missed that year of basketball, but returned to play his senior year.
January 18, 2015 |
You may have seen it performed in real time on ABC's Good Morning America . Or maybe you caught actor Hugh Jackman telling David Letterman about having it. Or you may be among the legions of people who have personally undergone it. It is Mohs micrographic surgery, the preferred treatment for the two most common types of skin cancer: basal cell and squamous cell. Although rarely life-threatening, these tumors can become disfiguring without timely removal, and they are being diagnosed at the staggering clip of more than four million a year.
January 9, 2015 |
WASHINGTON Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth is scheduled to have surgery on his right shoulder today, a person familiar with the situation said yesterday. The source, who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no announcement about the operation had been made, said Werth is expected to be ready by the start of the regular season in April. The 35-year-old Werth was troubled by his right shoulder in early August, when he sat out a week for the NL East champions.
January 9, 2015 |
ON YESTERDAY'S Preston and Steve show, longtime WMMR morning host Steve Morrison revealed that he had undergone surgery for prostate cancer. Morrison, who missed only three days of work after robotically having his prostate removed, is now cancer-free. "Four or five hours after the surgery, I was walking around," Morrison told me. "The next day I was doing 2 or 3 miles on the treadmill. " Morrison said he decided to go public with his diagnosis because he wanted to raise awareness for the simple tests that could catch prostate cancer in its early stages.
December 28, 2014 |
Richie Hartzel's friend meant no harm during the sleepover last January when he started rat-tailing a towel at the 13-year-old's back. But in that critical fraction of a second when what-ifs become what-nows, Richie turned to look over his shoulder. The tip of the towel snapped into his left eye, detonating in the cornea, the eye's outer layer, and ripping the iris that controls the amount of light that enters the eye. Richie's parents rushed over to drive him to the hospital and found that their son's entire eye had gone horrifyingly black.
December 24, 2014 |
I HAD THE Mutter Museum all wrong. And I'd bet a jar of human skin - which is apparently stored somewhere inside the museum and smells like Romano cheese - that I'm not alone. Ever since I moved to Philadelphia, the museum has always been a place that people have insisted was a must-see as they gleefully ticked off a long list of macabre displays: a two-headed baby floating in formaldehyde, the corpse of a woman called the "Soap Lady," diseased kidneys and livers and any number of anatomical medical oddities to make you go ewww . Gee, I thought, where do I sign up?
December 19, 2014 |
Trent Cole underwent surgery on his fractured left hand and will miss the game Saturday against the Washington Redskins, coach Chip Kelly said Wednesday. Cole had a plate inserted into his hand. His status for the Dec. 28 regular-season finale against the New York Giants remains undetermined. Brandon Graham will start in Cole's place at outside linebacker. Graham, a former first-round pick, has been a reserve for Cole and Connor Barwin throughout the season. Graham has 34 tackles and has matched a career high with 51/2 sacks this season while playing 39 percent of the defensive snaps.
November 26, 2014 |
Injuries have decimated the Eagles' inside linebacker corps since the summer, and they might be missing Emmanuel Acho on Thursday against the Dallas Cowboys. Acho injured his groin Sunday against the Tennessee Titans and was a limited participant Monday at practice. "Don't write Acho off as dead yet," coach Chip Kelly said. "We're going to go out there and see what he can do and then we'll figure it out as we get going here. " Acho told reporters he is hopeful that he can play.
November 16, 2014 |
MONTREAL - Shayne Gostisbehere's surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee could not have gone better, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall said. Hextall said it was "only the ACL" that was affected. "Sometimes there are other elements involved, but there was nothing else," Hextall said before Saturday's game in Montreal. "The information was as good as we could have gotten. " Gostisbehere, 21, a heralded defensive prospect who played two games with the Flyers before being sent back to the AHL Phantoms, will probably resume playing in three to three and a half months, Hextall said.
November 10, 2014 |
Defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere, who played two games earlier this season for the Flyers, suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee while competing Friday for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and will undergo surgery Thursday. He will be out indefinitely, according to Flyers general manager Ron Hextall. Gostisbehere appeared in Flyers wins over Detroit on Oct. 25 and the Los Angeles Kings on Oct. 28, averaging more than 12 minutes each game. A third-round pick in 2012 who helped lead Union College to the NCAA title last season, Gostisbehere suffered the injury during the Phantoms' 3-2 win at Manchester.