Friday, February 25, 2011

Padilla Reveals Mutant-Like Healing Factor

I didn't think Battletoad was a mutant. But on the other hand, a four-week recovery from arm surgery sounds pretty damn fast to me:

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Los Angeles Dodgers will begin the season without right-hander Vicente Padilla, but club officials are hopeful after Padilla underwent surgery on Thursday to free a nerve that was trapped by a muscle in his right forearm that he could begin playing catch before the end of spring training.

The surgery was performed in Los Angeles by team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache and Dr. Steve Shin, who conveyed the results to Dodgers trainer Stan Conte at Camelback Ranch.

"Stan said it went well," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "[Padilla] is supposed to be back in Arizona sometime [on Friday], and he'll start the rehab process. What I got was that his best outlook is three or four weeks, then he'll start tossing."

Assuming "tossing" doesn't refer to a salad, or regurgitation, this is welcome news for the Dodgers!


Kyle Baker said...

"Free at last! Free at last!"
-- Battletoad's nerve

Fred's Brim said...

I like the movement towards filth SOSG has been taking in recent days. The Broheim comments go a little ribald and now an actual post

Fred's Brim said...

What gives me confidence in this surgery being fast-healing is that it wasn't repairing anything broken or torn

Dusto_Magnifico said...

I'm confident in saying we have never seen anyone return from an injury ahead of schedule.

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

How's his intelligence and dexterity?