R.A. Dickey is scheduled to undergo surgery today to repair a torn abdominal muscle. The surgery will be done in Philadelphia with no involvement from Mets doctors – a certain relief to some.
Dickey tweeted yesterday, “Going in for a small surgery tomorrow. Thanks everyone for your prayers and encouragement. Should be no big deal.”
Dickey said he tore the muscle in his stomach during an April start in Philadelphia and received injections to tolerate the pain and pitch the full season. A season that culminated in a career high in starts, complete games, shutouts, innings, strikeouts, and WHIP.
UPDATE: There are multiple reports that Dickey underwent successful surgery this morning to repair a torn abdominal muscle. The procedure was prrformed at Jefferson Surgery Center by Dr. William Meyers and Dickey is expected to be ready for the start of Spring Training in February.
Dickey tweeted: “Thank you everyone for your thoughts, prayers etc. I’m back from Philly unscathed. That is except for a 2 inch incision in my lower ab.” He then added, “Surgery went well.”