Polanco's recent surgery included a procedure to repair torn labrum cartilage, 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh reports. Director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk noted that Polanco tore his labrum as a result of acute shoulder dislocation. "He's doing as expected and has a very long journey ahead of him, he's still in the very early states of this rehab process," Tomczyk said. Polanco is expected to miss between 7-to-9 months, but this disclosure could push the recovery time toward the high end.
Polanco will miss seven-to-nine months following Wednesday's shoulder surgery. Polanco underwent the surgery to repair his labrum and stabilize his shoulder following an acute dislocation. The recovery timeline will see him return in mid-April at the earliest and possibly as late as mid-June. A more precise time frame likely won't emerge until spring training.
Polanco underwent successful shoulder surgery Wednesday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. As expected, Polanco went under the knife after a second opinion revealed his dislocated left shoulder would require surgery to stabilize. The shoulder injury was one of two season-ending injuries Polanco sustained sliding into second base last week, along with a deep bone bruise in his left knee. The Pirates have yet to provide a potential recovery timeline for the outfielder, though the club previously announced Polanco would need 6-to-8 weeks to recover from his knee injury.
Polanco (knee) is set to undergo surgery on his dislocated shoulder Wednesday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. Initially, the Pirates believed that Polanco wouldn't require any sort of procedure after suffering shoulder and knee injuries during Friday's game against the Marlins. Following the diagnosis of a deep bone bruise on his left knee, the club announced that he would be sidelined for the rest of the season. More recently, a second opinion on his shoulder from Dr. David Altchek revealed that surgery was necessary to stabilize the shoulder. The Pirates won't provide an estimated recovery timetable until after the procedure has been completed.
Polanco is out for the rest off the season after sustaining a deep bone bruise on his left knee and injuring his shoulder Friday against the Marlins, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports. Details on the nature of the shoulder injury aren't yet clear, but the knee bruise alone is enough to rule him out for the year, as it carries a recovery time of at least six weeks. The injury opens up playing time for Adam Frazier, Jordan Luplow and Jose Osuna in the outfield.