Baker Mayfield came out of surgery Wednesday excited about what’s next for him.
“Checked that box off to get this fixed and now it’s on the way to the road to recovery,” he said in a video posted on Twitter. “This is one of those steps to get back to my true self.”
Mayfield played 12-plus games and walked around for 121 days with a painful torn labrum in his left, non-throwing shoulder. He underwent successful surgery in Los Angeles to repair it, beginning the process that’s expected to have him ready for next season.
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Dr. Orr Limpisvasti, an orthopedic surgeon and team doctor for the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks, performed the surgery. Fortunately, the only repair necessary was to the labrum, a league source told The Chronicle-Telegram.
“Surgery went great. It was a complete success,” Mayfield said in the video. “Had a great medical team.”
Thanks to Dr. Limpisvasti and his team for performing a successful surgery. This is only going to be a minor bump in the road.. excited to get healthy and back to my normal self. Thank y’all and God Bless. pic.twitter.com/cRVdkB6t9d
— Baker Mayfield (@bakermayfield) January 19, 2022
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