Utley and Feliz Injury Updates
Phillies second baseman Chase Utley had surgery on his
right hip yesterday. The surgery was performed by Dr. Bryan Kelly at the
Hospital for Special Surgery in New
York. Utley had an arthroscopic debridement of his
labrum and a bony lesion that was present. Dr. Kelly reported the surgery went
well and the findings yesterday were consistent with the diagnostic studies
performed prior to surgery. It is anticipated that he will have a four to six
month recovery period as previously described.
Third baseman Pedro Feliz had a lumbar discectomy
performed on November 20 by Dr. Robert Watkins in Los Angeles and the
procedure went well. The discectomy was performed on the L4-5 disc and Feliz
will return home to complete his rehabilitation program, which is expected to
require eight to 12 weeks.