New York Daily News—February 2, 2016
New York Daily News reporter Mark Feinsand reports that New York Yankees' first baseman, Greg Bird, will miss the upcoming season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. According to the article, David W. Altchek, MD, a sports medicine surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery will perform the surgery.
The article also notes that Bird has been experiencing issues with his shoulder since May 2015, when he was first diagnosed. Dr. Altchek worked closely with Yankees team physician Christopher Ahmad, MD, to initially recommend strengthening and rehab in lieu of surgery. Then, Dr. Ahmad recommended surgery after seeing a change in Bird’s MRI during a follow-up appointment.
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