When Ryan Braun sat out the second game of the Red Sox series, he shared more detail about his thumb injury than he had previously. Braun said two potential surgical options were unappealing, but that a third may be promising – except it hasn’t been done many times. If Braun does eventually decide surgery is the best choice, Brewers fans would certainly hope his physician’s experience and credentials are impeccable.
Braun’s hand specialist is Donald C. Sheridan of Scottsdale, Arizona. Tom Haudricourt’s blog post describes Dr. Sheridan as “a leader in performing hand and finger surgeries on athletes.” According to this Adam McCalvy article, Braun has been a patient since at least June of last year, and Dr. Sheridan has also treated Rickie Weeks. It’s not surprising Braun would choose a physician based on his reputation and (one assumes) the personal recommendation of a colleague/friend. Isn’t that how most people pick their doctors?
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