PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The thumb injury suffered by the Pirates’ Josh Harrison is slightly worse than first expected.
On Wednesday, the team says Harrison had surgery performed by Dr. Thomas Graham on his left thumb after an awkward slide into second base.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Reports 31 New Coronavirus Cases, No Additional Deaths
The typical time needed before a return is seven weeks.
Harrison tore a ligament in that thumb, so don’t look for him until late August.READ MORE: Highland Park Bridge Ramp Closure On Rt. 28 Now In Effect As Construction Project Gets Underway
Also, pitcher Jameson Taillon underwent hernia surgery Wednesday.
The typical recovery time for something like that is approximately two months.
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