11/4 Ted Lilly has arthroscopic surgery on shoulder
Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly underwent a left shoulder arthroscopy and debridement on Tuesday by noted orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Lewis Yocum in Los Angeles. During the surgery, Yocum found no major damage to Lilly’s shoulder and the procedure consisted of a washout and clean up of the shoulder. The procedure took approximately one hour to complete.
Lilly will immediately begin an aggressive range of motion and strengthening program. A timetable for a throwing program will be set when he’s re-examined after Jan. 1. Typically, recovery time for a procedure such as this would place Lilly’s return to the Cubs rotation within the month of April.
– Carrie Muskat