Mike Lowell Has Surgery On His Famous Thumb

Posted: 31st December 2009 by Adam Bernacchio in MLB
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Has there ever been a body part on a player more talked about this offseason than Mike LowellÆs thumb? Lowell was supposed to be part of the $9 million trade that would have sent him to the Texas Rangers and catcher Max Ramirez to the Boston Red Sox. The trade was really a salary dump by the Red Sox in order to free up money to pursue Adrian Beltre or other free agents. As we all know, the Rangers called off the trade because they found a ligament tear in LowellÆs thumb. Yesterday, Lowell had surgery on that thumb. According to Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe , Dr. Donald Sheridan performed surgery on LowellÆs thumb and found a 95 percent tear in the radical collateral ligament in that thumb. Lowell will need six-to-eight weeks of recovery time. Here is wha ...

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