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Friday, July 20, 2007

Under the Knife

Bubba's surgery is today. Probably at this very moment, or very soon. (Doctors traditionally schedule surgery for early in the morning, because they get too many emergencies and other disruptions later in the day.)

I don't know what kind of shoulder surgery Bubba's having, but rotator cuff surgery is the most common, and not unusual for a baseball player. (Throwing is hard on the shoulder.) Also, the timing sounds like rotator cuff surgery. Typically, they give you 12 weeks to see if drugs and exercise work. If not, they do the surgery, because the chance of success is much less if you wait longer than three months.

If it is rotator cuff surgery, Bubba will be out for awhile. You can't even drive for more than a month. He probably won't be allowed to throw for at least six months.

Best of luck to him. I'm sure he'd appreciate your thoughts or prayers, if you're so inclined.

posted by BubbaFan, 7:00 AM


Whoa, look who's starting at DH tonight!
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, July 20, 2007 6:26 PM  
Interesting. They sent Kevin Thompson down to make room on the roster for Shelly Duncan. Not that most people even knew Kevin Thompson was on the roster. I wonder if Duncan will get more of a chance than KT did.
commented by Blogger BubbaFan, July 20, 2007 7:00 PM  
I'll keep you in my prayers, Bubba.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, July 20, 2007 9:15 PM  
I was at Dolphins Stadium tonight, and there were several balls that Marlins hit deep to CF that weren't caught. I bet Bubba could have tracked at least one of two of 'em down.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, July 20, 2007 9:49 PM  
Lots and lots going on in Yankeeland. Where you at Bubbafan?
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, July 23, 2007 4:39 AM  
I'm in Providence, Rhode Island. I was at the Bats game last night. All of a sudden, everyone started booing. I looked around wondering what had happened. Then I realized they had put the score of the Yankees game on the big screen. :-)
commented by Blogger BubbaFan, July 23, 2007 7:19 AM  
It's absurd that Duncan isn't playing tonight.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, July 24, 2007 10:18 PM  
What's gonna happen when Minky and / or Giambi return? Several things could get screwed up very quickly.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, July 25, 2007 6:17 AM

This probably means so long to Shelley Duncan =( Nice knowing you, Man.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, July 25, 2007 6:49 PM  

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