Mike Lowell's Hip Surgery: "A Complete Success"

Scott StantonCorrespondent IOctober 21, 2008

Mike Lowell underwent arthroscopic surgery yesterday, Oct. 20, to repair his right hip.  The procedure was said to be a complete success. Doctors were pleased to see that his hip was in better condition than they had originally anticipated.

Two lesions of bone were removed, as well as tiny bits of cartilage from his hip labrum.  Doctors also released an abductor in his labrum—a procedure involving his tendons and his over-all range of motion.

Mike began recovery today, and is expected to make a full recovery within three to four months. 

Red Sox General Manager, Theo Epstein, reported, "I think today was a big day for that.  They finally got a look in there.  They didn't see anything that they didn't expect.  We'll monitor the rehab and the recovery, but we expect Mike to be able to contribute right from the start."