Bobby Jenks, the relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox has now discussed a surgical error that caused him pain and a follow up emergency surgery in December.
According to Jenks, he went into Massachusetts General Hospital on December 12 in order to have two bone spurts removed from the top of his spine. A third bone spurt was then partially removed, leaving an incision in his spine.
“I don’t know whose fault it was, but there was an error done inside,’’ Jenks said. “I had four bone spurs on my spine. We talked about taking the top two out. The third one was started and not finished. So basically there was a serrated edge that sliced me open in two different spots and I was leaking spinal fluid.”
He was rushed into surgery in order to treat the incision on Dec. 30. A second surgery in order to treat the incision was done immediately and this could mean that Jenks is out for the season. Whether or not Jenks will take legal action is being discussed now.