Dodgers’ Mark Ellis Released From Hospital, Nearly Lost His Leg
Good news came out of Los Angeles today, as Mark Ellis was released from the hospital after a nasty leg injury. Ellis injured his leg when Tyler Greene slid into second base. The leg injury occurred six days ago and some shocking news came out of his surgery.
According to Team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache:
“Without treatment, Ellis was just a few hours away from losing the lower part of his leg.”
A six-inch incision surgeons made in Ellis’ leg wasn’t immediately closed so it could continue to drain. Talk about scary!
Ellis is expected to be out for six weeks. Another health blow to the Dodgers who still maintain a healthy 6.5 game lead in the NL West. Good news is on the way though as superstar center fielder Matt Kemp is nearing his return and Juan Rivera is also on the mend.