Jun 17 The Indians are sending Hafner to have his shoulder examined by Dr. James Andrews, with him not responding as quickly as they'd like to strengthening exercises, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Recommendation: The Indians think that surgery is unlikely, but they'd like to have Hafner get a second opinion anyhow. "Travis has not responded as we would have hoped," said Lonnie Solof, Indians head athletic trainer. "As such we're going to seek a second opinion with Dr. Andrews. We want him to examine Travis and evaluate our return-to-play plan. We also want to have Dr. Andrews make any recommendations on how we can expedite his return to play."
Season over? Not many have escaped the clutches of Dr Andrews.