As expected, outfielder Jared Mitchell is going to miss the upcoming season after having surgery in Scottsdale, Ariz., Tuesday morning to repair a retinaculum tear of the tendon in his left ankle on the medial (inside) side.
Mitchell, the White Sox’ top prospect, suffered the injury making a catch during a Cactus League game against the Angels last Friday.
According to the Sox, the surgery lasted 75 minutes and the 21-year-old Mitchell is expected to make a full and complete recovery. He will be immobilized for 4-6 weeks before beginning rehabilitation.
In exhibition play this spring, Mitchell was 4-for-9 with 2 doubles and 4 RBI.
White Sox outfielder Jared Mitchell underwent successful surgery this morning to repair a retinaculum tear of the tendon in his left ankle on the medial (inside) side.Mitchell, 21, is expected to miss the 2010 season, but his prognosis is to make a full and complete recovery. He will be immobilized for 4-6 weeks before beginning the rehabilitation process.
The 75-minute procedure, performed by Dr. John Nassar, a foot and ankle specialist at the Greenbaum Outpatient Surgery in Scottsdale, Ariz., went “extremely well.”
Mitchell, who suffered the injury making a catch on March 12 at the Los Angeles Angels, will undergo a follow-up examination on Friday.