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December 1, 2010

Josh Phegley recovering after spleen removal operation

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ December 1, 2010 4:08 pm
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The operation took place on November 5 writes Mark Gonzales:

White Sox catching prospect Josh Phegley is making a strong recovery after his spleen was removed Nov. 5 in Chicago.

The procedure was done after Phegley and the Sox’s medical staff consulted with several experts who concluded that this was the best chance for Phegley to overcome Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), a condition that results in a low blood platelets.

The belief was that the platelets were being destroyed in the spleen, agent Joe Bick said.

This condition forced Phegley, a 2009 supplemental first-round pick, to miss the first part of the 2010 season in the minors. It resurfaced on the morning of opening day of the Arizona Fall League season and caused Phegley to be removed from the Peoria Saguaros’ roster.

Phegley has resumed workouts, and his platelet counts are “real good,” according to Bick.

Let’s hope Josh has a totally successful recovery.

1 Comment »

  1. Absolutely! First and foremost, I hope this allows the kid to have a normal life off the field. Any on-the-field benefits are secondary, but this will certainly boost Josh’ confidence in his ability to continue his baseball dream and compete on a level playing field with his peers.

    Comment by Buford — December 1, 2010 @ December 1, 2010 6:24 pm | Reply

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