Carlos Gonzalez Undergoes Emergency Appendectomy

Rockies superstar had pair of procedures at Denver hospital.

Carlos Gonzalez (Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports)

Tracy Ringolsby of reports that Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez underwent an emergency appendectomy last evening. CarGo even took to, where else, Twitter.

But there’s more…

Ringolsby also mentions that Fabiola Bohorquez, the publicist for Carlos Gonzalez, added that doctors also removed a small hernia in the area of Gonzalez’s navel. Bohorquez stated that Gonzalez was hopeful for a return to his home today. Expectations were that CarGo will be ready to go come spring training.

Troy Renck of The Denver Post adds the appendectomy was not “standard”, and recovery could take longer than four weeks. That’s good news for Rockies fans as Renck notes a six-week window before Rockies’ position players have to report to spring training (Feb. 21) and have their physicals (Feb. 22).

Gonzalez missed the majority of the 2013 season’s second half due to a sprained finger. That injury has recovered and did not require any surgery.

And if you’re experiencing high winds today, that’s the collective exhale from all Rockies fans.

Topics: Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies

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