Sunday, August 9, 2009

WHSV: Armstrong out four months, might redshirt 2010

Renowned Doctor Performs Surgery on TA Grad Armstrong

For professional athletes that need surgery, the doctor they want to see is Dr. James Andrews.

Andrews, one of the most renowned sports doctors in the country, has worked on the likes of Michael Jordan, Roger Clemens, Jack Nicklaus, Brett Favre and Tom Brady.

On Tuesday, Andrews performed surgery on former Turner Ashby baseball standout Andrew Armstrong in a facility in Birmingham, Alabama.

"You go in there and you see all these jerseys he's signed, all these thank you notes," says Armstrong. "Once you meet him, he's just like any other doctor. He's nice, he'll talk to you and have a conversation with you."

The Ohio State Buckeye needed to have surgery for a torn labrum. Armstrong, who led TA to back-to-back baseball titles in '06 and '07, is glad to be on the road to recovery.

"I'm tired of pitching hurt," adds Armstrong. "I don't want to have to worry anymore about how my arm is going to feel."

Armstrong will be out for at least four months, which may force him to take a medical redshirt next season at Ohio State

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