Jeff Francoeur Has Successful Surgery
On Monday, Jeff Francoeur underwent successful surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb.
The following is the official press release from the Mets:
New York Mets rightfielder Jeff Francoeur today underwent successful surgery to repair a tear of the collateral ligament in his left thumb. The surgery was performed in Atlanta by Dr. Gary Lourie. Following the surgery, Dr. Lourie and Mets Medical Director Dr. David Altchek of the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York discussed that the surgery went according to their plan. Francoeur is expected to be ready for Spring Training.
Francoeur, who was acquired July 10 by the Mets from the Atlanta Braves, suffered the injury August 23 while making a diving catch against Philadelphia. He hit .311 with 20 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs and 41 RBI in 75 games with the Mets. He batted .280 with 32 doubles, 15 home runs, and 76 RBI in 157 games during the 2009 season.
What really impresses me most about Francoeur was the fact that he continued to play with the injury, even when it was apparent that the Mets had nothing left to play for. It’s a far cry from players like Ramon Castro who would ask out of a game with a hang nail in the heat of a pennant race. Surprisingly, Francoeur maintained his hot start with the injury and put up an impressive half a season with the Mets.
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