Found October 12, 2012 on
MLB Injury News:
Michael Brantley is coming off his best Major League season with the Cleveland Indians. Unfortunately, the season ended with the Indians in fourth place in the American League Central with 91 losses. Brantley, though, will be part of the Indians future as the team tries to rebuild and compete. As part of ensuring his health and success next season, Brantley underwent sports hernia surgery.
The procedure is relatively minor and should not result in Brantley missing any of his offseason workout routine says Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The procedure was performed by Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia. Hoynes says Brantley had been experiencing pain the entire second half of the season. Surgery was an option to correct the issue and allow Brantley to prepare for next season pain-free.
Brantley is just 25 years old and will be entering his fifth Major League season. He was drafted by the Indians in the 7th round of the 2005 draft. He is a career .274/.32...
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Indians outfielder Michael Brantley has had successful surgery to repair a sports hernia.
The Indians said Brantley had the operation on Thursday in Philadelphia. The procedure took just 24 minutes to complete. Brantley is expected to need between three and six weeks to recover. Brantley will begin therapy next week in Florida and he is not expected to be restricted once he begins...
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