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Medical update on Nick Swisher

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CLEVELAND, OH - The Cleveland Indians and Head Athletic Trainer James Quinlan today issued the following update on 1B/OF NICK SWISHER:

  • Nick was evaluated by Dr. Neil ElAttrache in Los Angeles on Tuesday, August 19. Dr. ElAttrache confirmed that Nick is dealing with chronic medial knee discomfort in both knees as a result of medial meniscus wear and tear.
  • He concurred with Dr. Rick Parker that surgical intervention is the most appropriate course of action.  
  • Arthroscopic Surgery on both knees is taking place this afternoon in Los Angeles and is being performed by Dr. ElAttrache.  
  • The scheduled surgery is an arthroscopic debridement in both knees as a result of wear and tear.
  • Nick will begin the post-operative rehabilitation on Friday and Dr. ElAttrache is optimistic that Nick will make a full recovery in 8-10 weeks.

Swisher was placed on the 15-day Disabled List with knee soreness on August 10. He was also on the DL with similar discomfort from May 27-June 11. Prior to today's season-ending surgery, Nick hit .208 (75-360) in 2014 with 20 doubles, 8 home runs and 42 RBI in 97 games.

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