Shoulder Surgery For Pirates' Polanco

Outfielder's Season Ended With Awkward Slide Last Friday

Eric Hagman
September 12, 2018 - 6:01 pm
Pirates Outfielder Gregory Polanco

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh (93.7 The Fan) - Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco, whose season ended with an awkward slide in last Friday's game, underwent surgery for a dislocated left shoulder Wednesday.   The Pirates provided an update following the team's 4-3 win in St. Louis.

According to the team's release, "Polanco was examined today by Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.  Dr. Altchek's examination confirmed the initial assessment of an acute shoulder dislocation as a result of Polanco's slide into second base last Friday.  Left shoulder surgery has been recommended to stabilize the shoulder and Gregory is currently in the process of that surgery.  We will provide additional details of the surgical procedure with an estimated recovery at the appropriate time."

The Pirates had announced on Saturday that Polanco would not play again this season, saying that in addition to injuring his shoulder he sustained a significant bone bruise in his left knee that will require approximately six-to-eight weeks of rest and rehabilitation.  

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