Originally posted on Padres Public  |  Last updated 9/10/13
On Friday, Cameron Maybin underwent successful surgery on his right wrist to repair a torn TFCC ligament in his wrist. If rehabilitation goes as planned, he should be able and ready at full strength to start the 2014 season. That’s the good news. The bad news comes in waves. First, it’s now been 2 full years since Maybin suffered his initial injury on the wrist. He has now essentially lost 2 years of team control over what amounts to a grade 3 sprain. Next, Maybin wasn’t supposed to be having surgery to repair a wrist ligament. He was supposed to be having surgery to repair a nerve impingement in his wrist. It is my understanding from reports that only during the surgery did a doctor finally come to the diagnosis of a torn TFCC ligament. This is where I run into problems, because up until that point I was on board with the Cameron Maybin wrist injury timeline. If Cam had been suffering a wrist impingement, the fact that it took so long to correctly diagnose, treat with rest and cort...
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