April 17, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward (22) reacts to a strike out in the fourth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

*INJURY* Jason Heyward Atlanta Braves RF Sidelined


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On Monday, the 23-year-old Jason Heyward of the Atlanta Braves had a appendectomy surgery at the Rose Medical Center in Denver, Colorado.

The Atlanta Braves gave a news release late Monday night saying…Heyward had surgery Monday night and there was no indication of how long he might be out of the lineup.

The appendix is a small, finger-shaped organ that comes out from the first part of the large intestine.  It is removed when it becomes swollen or infected.

To cause an appendectomy surgery most often, the first symptom is pain around your belly button.  The pain may be mild at first, but it becomes sharp and severe.  The pain often moves into your right lower abdomen and becomes more focused in this area.

Heyward, who has started the 2013 off slowly with a .121 batting average only two home runs and five RBI’s, as of now has no time table for his return.  When surfing around a few medical websites, I found that a person could be back to normal in a week.

 

 

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