Dr. James Andrews operates on Red Sox's Eduardo Rodriguez, Hanley Ramirez — 4 insights

Written by Eric Oliver | October 18, 2017 | Print  |

James Andrews, MD, successfully operated on Boston Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez and Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez, ESPN reports.

Here's what you should know:


1. Dr. Andrews reconstructed the patellofemoral ligament in Mr. Rodriguez's right knee. It's expected Mr. Rodriguez will need at least six months to recover.


2. Dr. Andrews also performed a shoulder arthroscopy and debridement on Mr. Ramirez's left arm. He should recuperate before next season.


3. Dr. Andrews is a founding partner of Gulf Breeze, Fla.-based Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine. He is one of the leading orthopedic surgeons in the world, and his center is internationally recognized for its sports medicine treatment.


4. Dr. Andrews is the Tampa Bay Rays' orthopedic medical director.


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