“Sometimes these tendons tear and they look like the end of a mop, all frayed pieces, but with Peavy it was a clean, straight tear, right off of the bone and it was easy to prepare the bone and insert it right back to the same place it came from in a safe way without being close to any nerves or blood vessels and secure that down with techniques we use with a lot of other tendons,” said Romeo, a member of the Sox’s medical staff.
He reiterated Peavy didn’t suffer any muscle damage but wouldn’t discuss a timetable beyond his statement issued the day of Peavy’s surgery that the right-hander is expected back before spring training. As rare as the injury was, Romeo stressed the tricky surgery was a success.
“The tendon was torn on (Peavy’s) side and although the initial studies showed it was only pulled down a few centimeters, when the muscle tears they retract a long ways so it was pulled a long ways down his side,” Romeo said. …
July 23, 2010
Jake Peavy’s surgeon sounds optimistic
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