Brown Has Successful Surgery

Domonic Brown had surgery on the fractured hook of the hamate bone in his right hand this morning.

Here is the latest from Phillies head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan:

  • Hand specialist Randall Culp performend the surgery in Philadelphia.
  • Culp removed the hamate.
  • Stitches are removed in 10 days.
  • Brown will be in a removable splint three to four weeks.
  • Sheridan said, “Normal return on a hamate excision is about four to six weeks. That return means back to playing full out in four to six weeks. The biggest issue he’s facing is how sensitive is the scar and how does he tolerate those kinds of progressions.”
  • Sheridan said when Brown returns to camp tomorrow he can return to cardio workouts immediately. After the stitches are removed, Brown can begin his progressions toward hitting. He said Brown will have to do “scar management” things to desensitize the area. “He really can’t begin hitting or anything towards that until probably about at least two weeks.”

A Phillies spokesman said Sheridan only would answer questions about Brown today, so he offered no update on Chase Utley. Utley is in camp today and took batting practice as normal.

Update: The Phillies scratched Ben Francisco from today’s lineup because of a sore neck. Francisco said it wasn’t serious.

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1 Comment

I don’t understand why Utley is taking batting practice through all of this. Shouldn’t he just shut down all activity until he can do everything required to play baseball?

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