View Full Version : Eric Gagne to undergo elbow surgery
04-07-2006, 09:02 AM
Eric Gagne will undergo another operation Friday on his right elbow, this one to remove the nerve that was repositioned in his 2005 surgery.
Bunch of liars. Obviously, Gagne and the Dodgers had to know that something was wrong, and the timing of his dropping the appeal of his two-game suspension did seem very suspicious. The Dodgers didn't announce a timetable for his return, but we assume he'll miss at least two or three months, if not the rest of the season. Danys Baez will serve as the closer for the foreseeable future. Apr. 6 - 8:40 pm et
04-07-2006, 09:25 AM
Sorry. I looked, I swear.
04-07-2006, 05:07 PM
Gange expects to return in 2 months!
PHILADELPHIA -- Friday morning surgery on Eric Gagne's right elbow nerve was termed a success by doctors and he could be back in action in two months, according to the Dodgers.
Drs. Frank Jobe and Ralph Gambardella removed the sensory nerve just under the skin running along the medial side of Gagne's forearm. In a test Wednesday night, it was determined that the nerve was causing Gagne pain while throwing.
Gagne will be allowed to resume throwing in about three weeks with a possible return to action in eight weeks.
Last year, Gagne suffered a sprained elbow ligament at the end of Spring Training and underwent surgery in June to release the nerve from scar tissue and relocate it, but the 90-minute procedure apparently did not solve the problem.
Gagne admitted during Spring Training he was not able to rebound as quickly as he liked after pitching. His fastball slowed down as the spring progressed and he allowed three home runs in 10 innings, compared to allowing two home runs during his entire 2003 Cy Young season.
Trainer Stan Johnston said Gagne never told the club he was in pain until Wednesday and Gagne frequently told reporters his primary concern was scar tissue he had to pitch through.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.
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