Good Cuts: Twins’ Morneau and Nathan Go Under the Knife

Posted: 23rd October 2009 by Jeremiah Graves in MLB
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The Minnesota Twins offseason got off to a dubious start this week as two of the team’s perennial All-Stars, Justin Morneau and Joe Nathan, both underwent “cleanup” surgeries.   Luckily both Nathan and Morneau are expected to be ready and healthy for the start of Spring Training after undergoing their respective procedures to remove bone chips.   Morneau had been hampered by an ailing right wrist prior to the end of his abbreviated season due to a stress fracture in his lower back. It was later revealed to be a bone chip and was removed Tuesday by Twins hand specialist Dr. Tom Verecka.   Despite the surgery, Morneau’s offseason game plan remains intact. Rest, rest, and more rest. When Morneau was diagnosed with the stress fracture in his back he was t ...

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