View Full Version : Crede's Surgery?

10-09-2006, 09:56 AM
I heard Crede might be getting minor back surgery during the off season. Can anyone fill me on as to how minor this surgery is? I only know that Sandy Alomar Jr. had it a whiles back.:?:

10-09-2006, 09:58 AM
Why does this thread have an anti-Cubs icon?


10-09-2006, 10:06 AM
Just for looks

10-09-2006, 10:42 AM
Why does this thread have an anti-Cubs icon?


Why not?


And about the surgery - read this?


Cuck the Fubs
10-09-2006, 05:17 PM
Better yet......

Stop stealing my name!:D:

Dan the Man
10-09-2006, 05:20 PM
I could have sworn I heard that he didn't need back surgery.

10-09-2006, 05:21 PM
I could have sworn I heard that he didn't need back surgery.

He elected not to have surgery.

Lip Man 1
10-09-2006, 05:56 PM

Is that recent news? The last I remember reading he was going to get a second opinion and make a decision. He said if he does have the surgery he'll do it sooner rather then later.


10-09-2006, 05:58 PM
He elected not to have surgery.how do you know for sure?

southside rocks
10-09-2006, 06:43 PM
I haven't heard one way or the other.

The Sox want him to have the surgery, which is arthroscopic and will shrink the herniated discs in his lower back.

Joe is reluctant to have back surgery, which is I guess understandable; and he went to a doctor who told him that he didn't need the surgery.

However -- the plot thickens -- I also read that the doc who said 'no surgery needed' was a doctor that Scott Boras, Joe's agent, sent him to.

Scott's reason for doing that? He may know (MAY, this is speculation) that if Joe doesn't have surgery, the Sox won't sign him to a long-term contract, which could put Joe on the FA market, which could earn his agent some big bucks.

KW, in a radio interview about a week ago on the Score, talked about the club wanting Joe to have the surgery.

As to the "minor back surgery" description -- I don't know that any back surgery is "minor" but this would be outpatient. However, there is still a 2-3 month recovery time. Which means that Joe is expected to make his decision within the next month.

10-09-2006, 06:59 PM
From last Monday's Sun-Times:
The White Sox third baseman finally has had enough and will begin meeting with doctors in the next few weeks to discuss having the surgery he has tried to avoid since 2005.
link (http://www.suntimes.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/79796,CST-SPT-sside02.article)

From FOX Sports 10-2-06:
Last month he said he was leaning towards surgery, but now he says he wants to get a second opinion. Crede's ability to get a long-term deal from the Chisox could hinge on whether he has the surgery or not. The team wants to be rid of its concerns that his back issues will be a concern over the long haul.
link (http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/playerFantasyNews?categoryId=85021)

From ChicagoSports.com 10-1-06
Crede said he was leaning toward avoiding surgery after meeting with a specialist last month. "But I'm going to get another opinion from a doctor and see what he has to say," Crede said. "He's done these surgeries before. It's a very minor surgery. You walk in and walk out. There's no lying up in bed. They make a very small incision."

link (http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/cs-061001soxbits,1,6385003,print.story?coll=cs-home-headlines)

Unless he decided within the past 7 days, it looks as though he hasn't made a decision yet, and he will start considering it shortly. Does anybody have a source saying that he is, in fact, not having the operation?

10-09-2006, 07:43 PM
how do you know for sure?

I don't know for sure, I read that he elected to not have surgery in the paper last Thurs. or Fri.

10-10-2006, 08:58 AM
So thus begins the Josh Fields era at 3rd base?