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Markakis Undergoes "Significant Abdomen Surgery"

Markakis Undergoes "Significant Abdomen Surgery"

PostPost #1 by Tucker Blair » January 6th, 2012, 11:20 am

Dan Connolly @danconnollysun 18m
#Orioles RF Nick Markakis underwent significant abdomen surgery on Thursday in Philly to repair a torn rectus abdominus muscle
Markakis is hopeful he will be able to be ready by Opening Day but will have a significantly lighter load in ST. Made initial plans w Buck
Markakis has played in 157 or more games in past 5 years. He hasnot been able to workout this offseason due to injury
Markakis said scar tissue was found during surgery as well as the extensive injury to the rectus abdominis muscle and a right abductor musc
He said he wont do anything for three weeks besides walk, Can then begin some light lifting and then some maybe by week 6 lt baseball act


I hope everything goes well with Nick. This is a potential big blow if he is hurt.
It also could explain some drop off in his numbers? Possible, but we will probably never know.

It also explains the Orioles interest in OF this off-season
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Re: Markakis Undergoes "Significant Abdomen Surgery"

PostPost #2 by Tucker Blair » January 6th, 2012, 11:21 am

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Scar tissue was preventing Markakis tear from healing. He'd get to 80 percent and that's it. #orioles
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Re: Markakis Undergoes "Significant Abdomen Surgery"

PostPost #3 by ofahn » January 6th, 2012, 11:45 am

I'd be curious to know why this surgery wasn't done in October.
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Re: Markakis Undergoes "Significant Abdomen Surgery"

PostPost #4 by Tucker Blair » January 6th, 2012, 11:51 am

ofahn wrote:I'd be curious to know why this surgery wasn't done it October.


We just found out:

Dan Connolly @danconnollysun 1m
Wasn't hurting more, just not improving so a 2nd MRI was done & that's when tear was discovered. Still docs didnt know extent until surgery
Markakis said doctor said the injuries -- rectus abdominis and an abductor that was nearly hanging off -- were more severe than thought
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Re: Markakis Undergoes "Significant Abdomen Surgery"

PostPost #5 by birdwatcher55 » January 6th, 2012, 12:49 pm

If nothing else, we may find out what life is like without Markakis for a few weeks 8-)
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PostPost #6 by OriolesRedskins28 » January 6th, 2012, 5:59 pm

I wonder how long this has been effecting him for? That could explain the lack of power and especially some of his weak throws last season.
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PostPost #7 by DougDE » January 8th, 2012, 7:14 pm

OriolesRedskins28 wrote:I wonder how long this has been effecting him for? That could explain the lack of power and especially some of his weak throws last season.
Roch's blog said it happened after he made a diving catch on Sep. 28
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Re: Markakis Undergoes "Significant Abdomen Surgery"

PostPost #8 by Matt P » January 8th, 2012, 9:19 pm

I don't think this is why they went after so many OF. I think DD just wants to have as much depth as possible at all positions in case situations like this occur.
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PostPost #9 by birdwatcher55 » January 9th, 2012, 4:02 pm

Time of Reimold to step up. Will he??? 8-)
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