Houston-based orthopedic surgeon Mark Adickes, MD, performed knee surgery on St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman, who injured his knee during a game.
Hospital for Special Surgery's David Altchek, MD, will perform knee surgery on New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera, who tore his ACL.
New York Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks underwent foot surgery performed by Robert Anderson, MD, and will likely spend 12 weeks recovering from the procedure.
James Andrews, MD, founder of Andrews Institute of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Gulf Breeze, Fla., performed shoulder surgery on Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Brandon Guyer, who will be out for the rest of the season to recover.
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Zbynek Michalek underwent hip surgery performed by Thomas Byrd, MD, of Nashville (Tenn.) Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center.
Head team physician for the Chicago Bulls Brian Cole, MD, performed ACL surgery on Bulls guard Derrick Rose, who injured his knee during a playoff game.
Los Angeles Dodgers team physician Neal ElAttrache, MD, performed arthroscopic knee surgery on Dodgers' pitcher Javy Guerra, who tore his lateral meniscus during play.
Burton Elrod, MD, performed knee surgery on Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt, who tore his ACL and MCL last season during a game.
New York Rangers forward Marian Gaborik received surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder at the NYU Langone Medical Center's Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City, performed by Andrew Feldman, MD, and Anthony Maddalo, MD.
Team physician for the Boston Celtics Brian McKeon, MD, performed shoulder surgery on Celtics' Avery Bradley, who suffered multiple dislocations.
Martin O'Malley, MD, performed ankle surgery on Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic, who is expected to return for training camp this season.
Ken Montgomery, MD, team physician for the New York Jets, will perform foot surgery on wide receiver Jordan White at Morristown (N.J.) Memorial Hospital.
Cleveland Indians team physicians Rick Parker, MD, and Mark Schickendantz, MD, performed knee surgery on Indians designated hitter Travis Hafner, who will spend at least a month recovering from the procedure.
William Raasch, MD, a team physician for the Milwaukee Brewers, performed hand surgery on Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy, who will spend at least six weeks recovering from the procedure.
Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis received hand surgery for a fractured hamate in his right wrist, performed by Brian Schofield, MD, in Sarasota, Fla.
Steven Shin, MD, an orthopedic surgeon with Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, performed hand surgery on Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim outfielder Vernon Wells, who was injured during a game.
Denver Nuggets forward Al Harrington underwent knee surgery performed by Steve Traina, MD.
Lewis Yocum, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, performed reconstructive elbow surgery on Kansas City Royals pitchers Danny Duffy and Blake Wood.
Dr. Yocum also performed elbow surgery on San Diego Padres pitcher Cory Luebke, who tore his UCL and will spend the rest of the season covering from the procedures.
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