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Postby AussieDodger » Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:58 am

Oh crud :-t

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. :~(
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Re: Pronk Goes To See Dr Death

Postby slomo007 » Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:19 am

This is a blessing for Hafner owners. Now you can drop him and not feel bad about it.
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Re: Pronk Goes To See Dr Death

Postby AussieDodger » Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:22 am

slomo007 wrote:This is a blessing for Hafner owners. Now you can drop him and not feel bad about it.


Good point ;-D
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Re: Pronk Goes To See Dr Death

Postby jdsun1 » Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:47 am

Definitely see this as a blessing for Pronk owners. Probably someone else on your DL right now anyways so no need for Pronk to be wasting that space...my worst draft pick since morgan ensberg!
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Re: Pronk Goes To See Dr Death

Postby The Cow » Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:15 pm

Maybe it was more the bad elbow and less the roids as the reason for Hafner's struggles. Hafner's elbow has been bothering him for years.

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Re: Pronk Goes To See Dr Death

Postby DaShiz23 » Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:29 pm

Dropped him a month ago in a 10 team roto, and didnt feel bad. Absolutely nobody wanted to touch him in this competitive league, and being a 10 teamer, I was able to strike gold. Sorry for your luck Pronk.
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Re: Pronk Goes To See Dr Death

Postby Noggy » Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:48 pm

What Hafner should do is go see Dr Death Steve Williams. He'd whip Pronk into shape in no time.
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Re: Pronk Goes To See Dr Death

Postby IrishDrunk » Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:37 am

From the Disabled List Informer:

http://www.disabledlistinformer.com/

Travis Hafner ’s news is not so promising, however, as he is set to see Dr. James Andrews to see what is ailing his right shoulder. Hafner is yet another player who has received the famous "no structural damage" quote attached to his injury, yet Indians trainer Lonnie Soloff has stated that it is unlikely that he will need surgery.

He also has received numerous cortisone injections in the posterior shoulder, without relief. This is sounding more and more like a posterior rotator cuff issue, perhaps a chronic posterior impingement of the Infraspinatus that is creating microtears in the cuff. If Soloff is correct and he does not need surgery, the only answer will be extended rest, anti-inflammatories, and gradual strengthening. It is getting to the point where Hafner is drop-worthy in mixed leagues.
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Re: Pronk Goes To See Dr Death

Postby dubstar » Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:53 pm

his season has been over, cut the chord!!!
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Re: Pronk Goes To See Dr Death

Postby dracovonborax » Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:32 am

Jun 19 Updating previous items, surgery is not needed for Cleveland Indians DH Travis Hafner (shoulder), reports The Associated Press. Hafner had sought out a second opinion on his shoulder from Dr. James Andrews Wednesday, June 18. The slugger will press on with strengthening exercises.
"I'm not dead yet , sir" ;-)
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