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