7/2 Stewart to have surgery
Ian Stewart will undergo surgery in the next week to 10 days on his left wrist and is likely done for the season. But the Cubs third baseman is relieved that doctors found something wrong. Stewart has been slowed by soreness in his wrist, and on June 18, saw a specialist, Dr. Thomas Graham, at the Cleveland Clinic, and received a cortisone shot. However, Stewart still had discomfort. A few years ago, Stewart had fractured a bone in his wrist, and Graham determined that another small bone was in contact with the larger one, and if removed, should alleviate the pain.
“In a way, it’s a good thing,” Stewart said Monday by phone from Chicago. “It’s a relief that something did did show up.”
He will have the procedure done at the clinic, which will be two phases, beginning with arthroscopic surgery. When could he return? Doctors said it might not be until early or middle September.
“You don’t know if there’s enough time [to play],” he said.
Stewart revealed he was going to have surgery late Sunday on his Twitter, @Ian_Stewart_9. Asked by a fan when he was coming back to Wrigley, Stewart wrote, “Looks like next spring training if the cubs bring me back.”
– Carrie Muskat