Dr. Neal ElAttrache operates on Dodgers star Cody Bellinger

Eric Oliver -   Print  |

Neal ElAttrache, MD, operated on the right shoulder of Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger Nov. 17, after he dislocated it celebrating a home run, MLB.com reported.

Mr. Bellinger hit a home run in game seven of the National League Championship Series and dislocated his shoulder celebrating it.

"I hit [Kiké Hernandez's] shoulder a little too hard and my shoulder popped out," Mr. Bellinger said to MLB.com. "They had to pop it back in so I could play defense. It kinda hurt."

The team expects Mr. Bellinger will be ready for spring training 2021.

Dr. ElAttrache is an orthopedic surgeon at Los Angeles-based Kerlan-Jobe Institute. He is the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Foundation board chair and program director for the Kerlan-Jobe Sports Medicine Fellowship.

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

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