Mark Prior is out of surgery, but a second injury was found, according to mlb.com
If that weren't enough to put an end to his bid to pitch this season, doctors also found a second injury -- one that isn't normally associated with baseball.
Prior's anterior capsule was torn away from the humerus, the bone in the upper arm. Team physicians Heinz Hoenecke and Jan Fronek performed the surgery and said the second injury is normally associated with traumatic events like a fall.
Marcus Giles anyone?
The players were injured Friday [7/11/03] in the second inning. Prior was running from first on a grounder hit to Giles, when the two slammed into each other on the basepath. Prior was called out for interference.
Prior's left knee hit Giles flush in the face. The Cubs pitcher toppled over Giles, falling on his right shoulder.
Ummm, I'm not a Doctor, and I'm not Will Carroll, but I'm wondering if he was healthy until he "toppled over" on his way to second base.