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Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com relays some more details from Kirilloff about the surgery, which he first discussed as a possibility back in May. It will apparently involve manually breaking his ulna, shortening it to create more space, and then inserting a plate and screws.

Yikes, that sounds rough. Get well soon!

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6 hours ago, Danchat said:

Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com relays some more details from Kirilloff about the surgery, which he first discussed as a possibility back in May. It will apparently involve manually breaking his ulna, shortening it to create more space, and then inserting a plate and screws.

Yikes, that sounds rough. Get well soon!

Ummm...OWIE!!!!

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6 hours ago, Danchat said:

Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com relays some more details from Kirilloff about the surgery, which he first discussed as a possibility back in May. It will apparently involve manually breaking his ulna, shortening it to create more space, and then inserting a plate and screws.

Yikes, that sounds rough. Get well soon!

Rough indeed, I wish AK a speedy recovery.

This surgery is a big deal, and I’m sure AK has a challenging recovery in front of him.

however it isn’t as radical as it sounds. I had a similar surgery done to my dog in 2008. He had a walking cast for 6 weeks and it solved his wrist and elbow displasia. Dogs have two upper arm bones along with two lower, so when one bone grows longer than the other in the forearm it cause issues in both the wrist and the elbow. With my dog they cut a section of the bone out and pinned it back together, then reinforced with a plate and screws.

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11 minutes ago, Richie the Rally Goat said:

Rough indeed, I wish AK a speedy recovery.

This surgery is a big deal, and I’m sure AK has a challenging recovery in front of him.

however it isn’t as radical as it sounds. I had a similar surgery done to my dog in 2008. He had a walking cast for 6 weeks and it solved his wrist and elbow displasia. Dogs have two upper arm bones along with two lower, so when one bone grows longer than the other in the forearm it cause issues in both the wrist and the elbow. With my dog they cut a section of the bone out and pinned it back together, then reinforced with a plate and screws.

Never would have guessed that they'd do that to dogs, so that's pretty cool!

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Wish him the best. I'm certainly no expert, but as awful as it sounds, repairing a bone issue is probably still a better proposition than repairing a ligament or tendon issue.

Based on the description of the procedure, I wouldn't be surprised if this outcome was a known possibility for quite some time, but everyone was hoping to avoid it. It probably also explains why he didn't go back on the IR immediately; there was nothing to heal, it was simply a congenital problem.

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