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Mark Ellis out at least six weeks after emergency fasciotomy

May 20, 2012, 4:27 PM EDT

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Mark Ellis had to undergo an emergency fasciotomy Saturday to relieve pressure in his left leg after being upended by the Cardinals’ Tyler Greene while attempting to turn a double play on Friday night.

He made it through the procedure fine but will be sidelined “at least six weeks” according to beat man Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times.

Ellis, 34, is batting .273/.373/.364 with two home runs and nine RBI in 154 plateĀ appearancesĀ this season. Elian Herrera and Justin Sellers are expected to split time at second base going forward.

The first-place Dodgers will be trying for a sweep of the Cardinals on Sunday night in Los Angeles.

  1. dgatz - May 20, 2012 at 4:47 PM

    do yourself a favor…DONT google fasciotomy….horrific

    • ditto65 - May 20, 2012 at 5:02 PM

      I should have headed your warning. Hared to believe that is an improvement of the condition.

    • brewcrewfan54 - May 20, 2012 at 5:02 PM

      Well now I have to.

    • recoveringcubsfan - May 20, 2012 at 9:51 PM

      [pokes out eyes and barfs into sockets]

      That’s better.

    • cur68 - May 21, 2012 at 12:27 AM

      Its a very useful procedure: saves the limb, most times. Just isn’t pretty to look at.

  2. flyerscup2010 - May 21, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    fasciotomies are gross

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