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Hank Aaron has partial hip surgery after falling on ice

Feb 15, 2014, 12:59 PM EDT

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The Braves announced this morning that Hall of Famer Hank Aaron required partial left hip surgery last night after he fell on some ice.

Aaron, who just turned 80 years old earlier this month, is expected to make a full recovery. In fact, he should to be back to his normal routine within 6-8 weeks. Good news under the circumstances.

The Braves recently announced that they plan to wear a commemorative “715” patch this season to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Aaron breaking MLB’s home run record. “Hammerin’ Hank” is scheduled to be honored during an on-field ceremony at Turner Field for the team’s home opener on April 8. Here’s hoping he’s back to 100 percent by then.

  1. jonmarkbarre - Feb 15, 2014 at 1:03 PM

    I hear he already hittin off a tee

  2. cur'68 - Feb 15, 2014 at 1:14 PM

    Get well soon, Mr. Aaron.

  3. mmeyer3387 - Feb 15, 2014 at 1:25 PM

    Aaron is one of mlb’s great icons. Hank, best regards and wishes towards a fast recovery.

  4. steve7921 - Feb 15, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    Get Well Soon, Hank!

    p.s. “required partial left hip surgery ” Is the the word “replacement” missing because I hate when a surgeon only does a partial surgery.

  5. mrpinkca - Feb 15, 2014 at 3:14 PM

    In other news, Hank Aaron had to wait 5 years to get on the HOF ballot, and it wasn’t a unanimous selection…

    • oldschoolnflman - Feb 15, 2014 at 3:34 PM

      I believe 90% of the players used steroids (after the year 1900). Aaron undoubtedly was a user, this hip injury is a sign his body his falling apart due to the juice.

  6. raysfan1 - Feb 15, 2014 at 3:28 PM

    Get well soon!

  7. largebill - Feb 15, 2014 at 5:43 PM

    Prayers for a full and speedy recovery.

    Separately, this sentence sounded odd: “40th anniversary of Aaron breaking MLB’s home run record.” Really? He broke MLB’s home run record? Here I thought he broke Ruth’s home run record. If it was “MLB’s home run record” then it pretty much is still MLB’s home run record.

  8. louhudson23 - Feb 16, 2014 at 3:53 AM

    Wishing a speedy recovery to King Henry….Get well soon,sir…

  9. bluestar94 - Feb 16, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    How, exactly, does one perform a “partial” surgery? Open him up and leave the incision open when your done inside? Make the incision, then immediately close it up without any actual repair to the damaged hip? :/

  10. leroysbutler - Feb 16, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery for The Hammer.

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