Ventura’s ankle transplant


Here’s an interesting story on an otherwise quiet Friday: Robin Ventura talks about his recovery from ankle transplant surgery. I didn’t know this at the time, but when Ventura was on the Yanks, he was playing on a severely damaged ankle. To repair the damage, doctors grafted a piece of bone into his ankle. It’s quite the tale of medical advances.

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  1. could this have potentially contributed to his sucky performances?

  2. ArchStanton says:

    I still say the Yanks win the Series if they kept him around instead of replacing him with Boone, game 7 heroics notwithstanding. Boone was dreadful in the playoffs.

  3. Brad says:

    The ankle injury he suffered in 1997 was absolutely horrific. I didn’t know that it was still an issue when he was with the Yanks, but in retrospect it isn’t surprising.

  4. Donnie Baseball Belongs in the Hall Of Fame says:

    I never liked Ventura until I saw him play day in and day out with the Yankees.

    Even when he struggled he still would play a solid 3rd, and seemed to try to do the little things to help the team win. I am a fan of his now. Glad to see him doing well. I was totally unaware of this.

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