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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 Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Catcher Matt Wieters underwent successful Tommy John elbow ligament reconstruction surgery, performed by renowned orthopedist Dr. James Andrews in Gulf Breeze, on Tuesday afternoon. Wieters will miss the rest of this season, but the Orioles are hopeful he will be ready to return by Opening Day next year. A position player's estimated recovery time from the surgery is nine months. In the procedure, the palmaris longus tendon on the palm side of his right wrist was removed to reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2014
(UPDATE: The Orioles announced Monday evening that Matt Wieters will undergo Tommy John surgery Tuesday afternoon in Florida. For the updated article, click here .) Yes, the Orioles face another American League East team today, their third of four consecutive series against division foes. But the most important Orioles-related thing happening in Florida today will not be at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. It will occur at a physician's office in Gulf Breeze, Fla., when renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews re-examines catcher Matt Wieters' strained right elbow.
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By Peter Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2014
Everyone who was hoping against hope that Matt Wieters could avoid Tommy John surgery was just whistling through the graveyard. Once it became known that his elbow soreness was persisting and he would see Dr. James Andrews for a second visit, it was pretty obvious that his season was over. It's a big setback for the Orioles, but they wouldn't have traded for Nick Hundley if they weren't pretty sure they were going to need a long-term solution when Wieters came up sore. If there is a surprise, it's the way Caleb Joseph has stepped up to provide a very solid defensive option for the club behind the plate.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2014
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- In recent days, the Orioles feared that the possibility of losing catcher Matt Wieters for the season was becoming closer to reality. Still, the club clung to any shred of optimism that the two-time All-Star and two-time American League Gold Glove winner would be able to help down the stretch. Any hope of that was extinguished Monday after his follow-up visit to renowned orthopedist Dr. James Andrews in Gulf Breeze, Fla. Wieters will have Tommy John elbow ligament reconstruction surgery Tuesday at noon, performed by Andrews, that will end his season.
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By Alejandro Zuniga, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2014
Catcher Matt Wieters said before Tuesday's game against the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards that he could have surgery next Tuesday on his right elbow if Dr. James Andrews determines during his appointment Monday that the procedure is necessary. "If we do decide that that's the route to go, then the quicker the better, obviously," Wieters said. "The elbow just wasn't quite discomfort-free. It was something where we were hoping it would be a little further along at this point, and at this point in the year, we want to make sure that we get the best eyes on it and be able to have him look at it and be able to make a decision when he sees it. " Wieters initially visited Andrews on May 7, when the doctor determined he didn't need surgery on a strained right elbow.
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By Alejandro Zuniga and The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2014
Orioles catcher Matt Wieters hasn't progressed as quickly as expected in his recovery from a right elbow strain, and he will visit Dr. James Andrews in Gulf Breeze, Fla., next Monday to determine if he needs surgery. “I think it's something that Matt would like to do just to make sure that [Andrews] agrees with where he is and the way we're proceeding,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Monday. It will be the second visit to Andrews for Wieters, who has been on the 15-day disabled list since May 11. He has been throwing every other day, and Showalter said the catcher had one of his best sessions Monday but is still experiencing discomfort.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
Kelechi Osemele had just practiced for two hours under the hot afternoon sun and then retreated to the weight room for an extended workout after the Ravens' organized team activities were over on Wednesday. Sweat streamed down his forehead and his saturated white Ravens' T-shirt clung to his 6-foot-5, 330 pound frame. Yet, Osemele couldn't stop smiling. "This is the best I've felt since I was probably 19 or 20," Osemele said. "I feel great. " As the Ravens ramp up preparations for the start of training camp next month and attempt to solidify an offensive line that was arguably the 8-8 team's biggest issue last season, the health of Osemele is providing plenty of optimism.
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By Pete Barrett, The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2014
After she tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee, doctors told Coppin State triple jumper Christina Epps that it wasn't likely she would ever be able to compete at the same level again. A little more than two years later, the fifth-year senior is jumping further than ever and aiming to repeat her All-American status from the indoor season as the NCAA's outdoor track and field championships approach. "They say the worst, and you have to think the best," Epps said.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2014
MILWAUKEE -- Orioles catcher Matt Wieters will do some light throwing Friday before the game against the Houston Astros, manager Buck Showalter said after the club's 8-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday. It will be the first time Wieters has thrown in three weeks. Showalter said he wasn't sure how long Wieters will throw Friday. Wieters has not played in a game since May 10, when the Orioles decided to shut him down completely to rest his strained right elbow. Before that, he had served as the club's designated hitter for four games because he only felt the pain when he threw.
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