The sports stars undergoing orthopedic surgeries


From NASCAR to the WWE, here are six sports star undergoing orthopedic surgeries:

Major League Baseball

  • Los Angeles Angels player Mike Trout is set to undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.

National Basketball Association

  • Minnesota Timberwolves basketball coach Chris Finch underwent knee surgery on May 1 to repair a ruptured right patellar tendon following a sideline collision at an April 28 game.

National Hockey League

  • Jonathan Glashow, MD, and Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas, MD, operated on New Jersey Devils forward Timo Meier.
  • Keith Meister, MD, operated on Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen.


  • NASCAR driver Erik Jones was taken to UAB University Hospital in Birmingham, Ala., after suffering a compression fracture in a lower vertebra in his spine following a crash at Talladega Superspeedway.

World Wrestling Entertainment

  • WWE star Braun Strowman underwent spinal fusion surgery for his C4 and C5 vertebrae at Birmingham, Ala.-based Andrews Sports Medicine.

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