Tyson Ross Injury: Updates on Padres SP's Recovery from Neck Surgery

Joe Pantorno@@JoePantornoFeatured Columnist

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Tyson Ross throws against Los Angeles Dodgers' batter Chase Utley during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, April 4, 2016, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
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San Diego Padres manager Andy Green said starting pitcher Tyson Ross underwent surgery on Thursday to address symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome, per Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

He could be ready for spring training.

Continue for updates.


Ross' Surgery Successful

Thursday, Oct. 13 

The Padres announced Ross underwent successful thoracic outlet surgery on Thursday, per AJ Cassavell of MLB.com. 


Latest on Ross' Recovery Time

Wednesday, Oct. 12

Lin noted the surgery typically brings a recovery time of four to six months, hence the possibility that Ross will return by spring training.

Ross made just one start in the 2016 season and allowed seven earned runs in 5.1 innings of work. According to Lin, he was placed on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation shortly thereafter and never made it back to the mound the rest of the year.

He could have been back earlier, but he twisted his ankle while doing exercises in a hotel room in July before an extended bullpen session as he continued his rehab, per Lin

This was a pitcher who was expected to be the ace of a pitching staff that once featured Drew Pomeranz and veteran James Shields. But with his inability to stay on the field and Shields and Pomeranz being dealt to the Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox, respectively, the Padres' starting rotation slumped to one of the worst groups in baseball. 

                            

Stats courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com.

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