Madson to undergo surgery on right big toe
Ryan Madson's ill-advised chair-kicking incident has become a bigger deal than the Phils would have liked.
Madson will undergo surgery on his right big toe Tuesday at the Rothman Institute, six days after kicking a chair out of frustration in San Francisco after blowing a save.
Madson will have surgery Tuesday "to pin and plate" the toe, according to head team athletic trainer Scott Sheridan. The decision was made after Madson had a CT-Scan Monday morning and was seen by Dr. Steven M. Raikin, a foot specialist at Rothman.
"We don't know what that's going to mean long-term," Sheridan said. "Tomorrow after the surgery we'll know more in detail about what that means as far as progressions, rehab and all of things kinds of things."
Dr. Raikin will perform the surgery.
Assistant general manager Scott Proefrock said this does not necessarily increase the aggressiveness the team might have in pursuing outside help to cover up the bullpen. Proefrock said the Phils recently got Brad Lidge and J.C. Romero back and will move forward with a wait-and-see approach, as those two relievers and the likes of Jose Conteras and Danys Baez do provide the pen with some depth for the time being.