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July 16, 1991
Former San Francisco Giants pitcher Dave Dravecky's new career is public speaking, at least during his recovery from the amputation of his throwing arm and shoulder in a struggle against cancer.Dravecky held his first news conference since his release from Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York on June 24, saying he views last month's surgery as only a temporary setback."There's adjustments that I have to make, but there's nothing out there that I don't want to do," he said in Orlando, Fla.* ROYALS: Catcher Mike Macfarlane was injured in a home-plate collision with the Toronto Blue Jays' Joe Carter and could be out up to six weeks.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2010
Surgery for a Thurmont boy who was speared by a stingray stinger while fishing on a North Carolina pier was postponed after his health declined, according to news reports. Quentin Tokar had been fishing with family and friends on August 16 when they caught a stingray, and a nearby fisherman asked to keep it. The man removed the barb, which flew through the air and struck the boy in the midsection and hit his liver. It worked its way inside with every breath. Quentin was scheduled to have surgery on Thursday, but his family physician told WJZ-TV that it was postponed.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 1, 2012
Orioles left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada will decide this week whether to have surgery to repair a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow or attempt to rest and rehab it. On Monday and Tuesday, Wada was examined in California by Dr. Lewis Yocum, who removed bone chips from Wada's elbow after the 2007 season. Yocum, the Los Angeles Angels' team doctor, confirmed the tear and has recommended surgery, according to Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 6, 2012
The Orioles received bad news regarding the health of second baseman Brian Roberts on Friday. The results of an MRA taken Thursday revealed that Roberts has a right hip labral tear. It is a tear in the cartilage that surrounds the outside of the hip bone.  The injury would likely require surgery, but Roberts will first get a second opinion from a hip specialist in Atlanta before deciding his next step. “I traded texts with [Roberts] back and forth, obviously a little depressed about the physical issue,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said.
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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | January 11, 2012
Ravens right guard Marshal Yanda on Wednesday revealed to reporters that he had emergency surgery on his right leg after the team's 20-14 victory against the Cleveland Browns on Dec. 24. The Ravens confirmed Yanda's surgery was on his lower leg and not his thigh. After he got kicked in his lower leg, close to his calf, Yanda developed compartment syndrome, which is the compression of nerves, blood vessels and muscle inside a section of the body. The ensuing pressure inside of his lower leg prevented adequate blood flow to tissues in the area.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2014
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Catcher Matt Wieters said Wednesday that it seemed inevitable that he would need season-ending elbow surgery shortly after he resumed throwing less than three weeks ago. He also said it was important to undergo the procedure immediately in order to have the best chance of being ready for Opening Day next season. Wieters, who had Tommy John elbow ligament reconstruction surgery Tuesday, said he felt good a day after the procedure and is looking forward to beginning the rehabilitation process quickly to ensure that he's back for the beginning of the 2015 season.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2013
Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts had surgery in December to repair a sports hernia but says he is fully recovered and is already back doing baseball activities. The 35-year-old Roberts, who underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip in August, had been rehabbing since September in preparation to start the 2013 season. His rehab in Sarasota, Fla., had been going well, he said, but he began feeling some discomfort and inflammation in his abdomen area. On Dec. 19, he was examined by Dr. William Meyers, a sports hernia specialist in Philadelphia who has performed surgeries on the Orioles' Nick Markakis, Brian Matusz and Ryan Adams, among others.
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The Sports Xchange | September 8, 2011
Peyton Manning underwent cervical fusion surgery Thursday and is out for up to three months, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported. Manning had been recovering from neck surgery in May, the second such procedure in the past two years, and was ruled out for Sunday's season opener at Houston. It's the first time in his 227-game career Manning won't play. His recovery, dependent on regeneration of nerves in the neck, was going slower than expected. That helped necessitate Thursday's operation, which carries a minimum recovery time of 2-3 months.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2014
Manny Machado's decision to have surgery on his right knee already has ended his season, and the timing of the procedure -- and its recovery -- might prevent the third baseman from being with the Orioles through the end of the regular season. Scheduled to have season-ending surgery Wednesday in Los Angeles to repair a partially-torn medial patellofemoral ligament in his right knee, Machado might not be back to support his teammates until a possible postseason game. Machado will fly to the West Coast on Tuesday for the procedure, which will be performed by Los Angeles Dodgers team orthopedist Dr. Neal ElAttrache, the same doctor who did the same procedure on his left knee last year.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2012
The Ravens' worst fears about Dennis Pitta were confirmed Tuesday when further testing revealed that the third-year tight end broke a bone in his right hand during Monday's practice. Pitta, who caught 40 passes for 306 yards and three touchdowns last season while emerging as one of quarterback Joe Flacco's most trusted targets, had surgery Tuesday and will likely miss the rest of the preseason. The good news is the timetable for his return is four to six weeks, meaning he still has a realistic chance of playing in the season opener Sept.
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