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soxfan26
02-26-2006, 06:36 PM
I found this on Rotoworld:

Kip Wells was found to have total blockage of the axillary artery in his pitching arm. If he elects for surgery, he'll likely miss five to eight months.

link (http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/player_main.asp?sport=MLB&id=2867)

Jjav829
02-26-2006, 06:37 PM
Nope. Kip didn't miss the 2005 season. :tongue:

soxfan26
02-26-2006, 06:38 PM
Make that the 2006 season, you know the one that starts in April. :wink:

HomeFish
02-26-2006, 06:42 PM
I know its trendy to diss Kip Wells around these parts (it makes the Ritchie deal seem less painful), but I hope that nobody here makes light of what is a potentially a life-threatening condition for Kip (though that's highly unlikely now that it is detected).

Lip Man 1
02-26-2006, 07:17 PM
I remember reading in The Sporting News where Wells lost feeling in his fingers on occasion and that Pirate doctors were trying to figure out what the issue was.

Apparently the illness came and went and they couldn't pin it down.

Lip

JUribe1989
02-26-2006, 10:37 PM
Kip is a solid starter for the Pirates and it's a shame he will most likely miss the whole year. Get well soon Kip! You are one of my favorite pitchers in baseball.

rdivaldi
02-26-2006, 11:47 PM
Yikes, that's not good. My question is, what is up with all the pitchers we drafted from 1997- 2000? It's like they're cursed or something.

SoxSpeed22
02-27-2006, 12:50 AM
but I hope that nobody here makes light of what is a potentially a life-threatening condition for Kip (though that's highly unlikely now that it is detected).Since it's the Axillary artery, it supplies blood for pretty much the whole arm. So the surgery may be a bypass. At ABSOLUTE worst, he might need an amputation, but that's highly unlikely.