Braves’ Legend Hank Aaron Slips On Ice

June 1, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Former Atlanta Braves player Hank Aaron talks to manager Fredi Gonzalez (33) before the game against the Washington Nationals at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

According to a report by Atlanta Braves’ reporter Mark Bowman, Hank Aaron slipped on some ice in the recent storm that blanketed Atlanta, and had to have a partial hip replacement surgery yesterday.

According to Bowman, the Atlanta Braves announced that Hank will need approximately 8 weeks recovery time from the surgery, which was performed in Atlanta by a Dr. Scott Gillogly.

You will recall that Hank recently celebrated his 80th birthday, and we reported that the Atlanta Braves will honor Hammerin’ Hank this coming season by sporting a patch to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Hank’s legendary 715th home run!

Atlanta Braves president John Schuerholz, asked about Hank’s fall and surgery, said…

“The entire Atlanta Braves organization has Hank in our thoughts and prayers, and [wishes] him a complete and speedy recovery”.

I know I speak for fans everywhere, as well as our staff at Tomahawk Take, when I say we wish Mr. Aaron a speedy and problem-free recovery!  We love you, Hank!

Topics: Atlanta Braves, FanSided, Hank Aaron

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  • fireboss

    I hope the Hammer returns well and soon. I watched 42 again this week then found the wife watching it the next night again so I joined in. When are we going to get a movie about Hank? His career certainly deserves it. Will Smith as hank only because Morgan Freeman is too old :)

    • http://www.tomahawktake.com/ Chris Headrick

      Great idea, and yes, long overdue movie! I’d probably go with Jamie Foxx just because he “might” look a touch more like a young Hank. Denzel may look the most like him, or potentially, but Denzel could arguably be too old to play him too. Good debate. In terms of acting ability alone, if you cannot go Denzel, I’d definitely go Will Smith. Don Cheadle could pull it off.

      • fireboss

        Like me Denzel is a little long in the tooth to play Hank. Jamie Foxx is a good choice and as you point out younger than Will. We should form a production company :)