Dr. Neal ElAttrache to repair shoulder of Brewers catcher Stephen Vogt — 5 insights

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Neal ElAttrache, MD, will repair multiple structures in the right shoulder of Milwaukee Brewers' catcher Stephen Vogt, MLB.com reports.

Here's what you should know.

1. Mr. Vogt will miss the rest of the 2018 season.

2. This is Mr. Vogt's second shoulder surgery. He had a major procedure in 2009, while playing for the Tampa Bay Rays.

3. He is expected to rejoin the team after his surgery to serve as a clubhouse presence. At 33, Mr. Vogt was teary eyed when talking about the surgery in relation to his chances of returning to play.

4. Dr. ElAttrache is an orthopedic surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles. He is chairman of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Foundation board and program director for the Kerlan-Jobe fellowship.

5. He is the head team physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Rams. He is also an orthopedic consultant to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks and the PGA Tour.

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