Phillies pitcher Jamie Moyer had surgery today after an MRI exam showed a small blood collection that could have been infected, the team said tonight.
Moyer was admitted to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia Tuesday after experiencing lingering pain related to October 2 surgery to repair three muscle tears in his groin and lower abdomen.
He was previously hospitalized from Oct. 6-10 with a blood infection caused by the surgery.
In a statement, the Phils called yesterday’s procedure, performed by Dr. Bill Meyers, “minor.”
“Jamie is doing very well,” said Phillies Team Physician Dr. Michael Ciccotti in the statement. “The surgery is not likely to impact his rehab schedule and is likely to have minimal impact on his spring training schedule.”
Moyer is likely to remain hospitalized until Monday.