View Full Version : Kip Wells may miss the 2006 season.
02-26-2006, 07:36 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.
02-26-2006, 07:37 PM
Nope. Kip didn't miss the 2005 season. :tongue:
02-26-2006, 07:38 PM
Make that the 2006 season, you know the one that starts in April. :wink:
02-26-2006, 07:42 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, 08:17 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.
02-26-2006, 11:37 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.
02-27-2006, 12:47 AM
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.
02-27-2006, 01:50 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.
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