BALTIMORE (AP) — Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis has a hamate fracture of his right wrist and will undergo surgery on Friday in Sarasota, Fla.
The procedure will be performed by Dr, Brian Schofield, a hand specialist.READ MORE: Baltimore Police Unveil “SMART” Crime Strategy As Violence Surges; Hogan Weighs In
The injury is believed to have occurred more than a week ago when Markakis slid into a base. He then aggravated his ailing wrist during his final at-bat Tuesday in Toronto.READ MORE: Metropolitan Police Department Officer Fired Upon In Impound Parking Lot, Arrests Made
The typical recovery time from this kind of surgery is 3-4 weeks.
This will be the first trip to the disabled list for the 28-year-old Markakis, one of Baltimore’s most durable players. He played in at least 160 games in each of the previous three seasons and has never participated in fewer than 147 in a single season since coming into the league in 2006.MORE NEWS: Baltimore Exhibit Focuses On Maryland's Ties To The Civil Rights Movement
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