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Choo's surgery complete, recovery time 8-10 weeks

Posted on: June 28, 2011 2:56 pm
Edited on: June 28, 2011 3:10 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

The Cleveland Indians have issued a press release stating that right fielder Shin-Soo Choo underwent successful surgery on his injured left thumb Tuesday. Dr. Thomas Graham "openly reduced and internally fixated the fracture" in Choo's thumb.

There had been several different reports on how long Choo would be out, but the release said his recovery time is eight to 10 weeks. There was no elaboration from there, but one's got to assume that means it will be eight to 10 weeks until the thumb is healthy. That means from there Choo would need a minor-league rehab stint before re-joining the Tribe. Ten weeks from right now puts us at September 6. So Choo's year isn't over -- barring setbacks, of course -- but he's going to miss most of the remainder of the 2011 season.

Choo was hit in the thumb by an errant Jonathan Sanchez pitch on June 24 and placed on the disabled list shortly thereafter.

It's been a season to forget for Choo on a personal level. Though the Indians got off to a hot start, Choo struggled mightily early in the season. He started to come around before the injury, but still has a .244/.333/.353 triple-slash line (that's batting average/on-base percentage/slugging percentage). He was at .300/.401/.484 in 2010 and similar in 2009, so this season was a big step backward. Additionally, Choo was arrested earlier in the season for driving under the influence of alcohol.

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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 1:08 pm
 

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Since: Dec 16, 2009
Posted on: June 28, 2011 3:27 pm
 

Choo's surgery complete, recovery time 8-10 weeks

As much as I'd like to see every other team in the NL Central fall off the grid and have the Tigers run away with the division, if I'm Manny Acta, I'm using the timeframe of Choo's injury as a motivator, and telling them to keep on fighting the good fight, and Choo will be around in September to make a push for the postseason. Cuz once again, the Central looks like its there for the taking, and no team really steps forward to do it. Only, so far this season, there's 4 ponies in the race.


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