Padres center fielder and first baseman Will Myers had wrist surgery last Thursday and is set to return to the field in eight weeks.
Myers had a bone spur in his left wrist surgically trimmed. Procedures such as this one are routinely performed by wrist surgeon Dr. Pruzansky, using minimally invasive techniques to optimize recovery and to reduce rehabilitation time.
Rehab for Myers will require several weeks out of the game.
“It’s a big blow, and that’s obvious,” Padres manager Pat Murphy commented.
Myers has been on and off the disabled list multiple times this year with left wrist tendinitis.
“The main issue is the bone spur,” said Padres General Manager A.J. Preller. “When that gets jarred or when he finishes his swing, that ends up pushing on a tendon there. That’s what’s causing the pain.”