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Mark Ellis released from hospital following emergency leg surgery

May 24, 2012, 8:07 PM EDT

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More good news for Mark Ellis.

Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that Ellis was released from the hospital today, six days after he underwent an emergency fasciotomy which may have saved his left leg.

Ellis injured the leg when he was taken out on a slide at second base by Cardinals’ infielder Tyler Greene last Friday. He underwent surgery the next day to drain his leg of blood and fluid. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly revealed earlier this week that if Ellis had waited another four to five hours to get treatment, he may have lost his leg.

Ellis has already begun ankle exercises, but he’s expected to be on the shelf for the next six weeks. Of course, baseball sort of takes a backseat after a scare like that.

  1. franklb - May 24, 2012 at 8:27 PM

    Wow. Scary. Great memories of Mark Ellis from his days in Oakland. Prayers for a speedy recovery.

  2. patriots55 - May 25, 2012 at 7:28 AM

    Get well soon

  3. patriots55 - May 25, 2012 at 7:29 AM

    Get well soon sonnie

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