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Santana Has Surgery, Miller Has Setback

Santana Has Surgery, Miller Has Setback
December 9, 2009
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The Indians made an announcement today that catcher Carlos Santana underwent surgery yesterday to remove a fracture of the hamate bone in his right hand. The surgery was performed by Dr. Tom Graham at the Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore, MD. This injury came out of nowhere, especially after his trip to play winter ball in the Dominican Republic was cut short supposedly due to illness. As it turns out, Santana experienced soreness in the hand and wrist area while he was sick out there. Rehabilitation and recovery from this procedure is eight-to-ten weeks and Santana is expected to be ready for the beginning of the 2010
season.

Right-handed pitcher Adam Miller recently experienced a setback while progressing on his post operative interval throwing program in Goodyear,AZ. The setback necessitated additional surgical intervention with Dr. Graham to stabilize the flexor tendon reconstruction in his right long finger. He has initiated hand therapy and no timetable has been set
for his return to baseball activities.

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