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Brantley undergoes surgery for sports hernia

By Sheldon Ocker Published: October 11, 2012

   Center fielder Michael Brantley underwent surgery this morning  in Philadelphia to repair a sports hernia on the left side of his abdominal wall.

   The 24-minute procedure was performed by Dr. William Meyers. Recovery is expected to be three to six weeks.

   Brantley will go through the follow-up physical therapy program at his home in Florida.The surgery is not expected to interfere with Brantley's usual off-season strength and conditioning routine in November.

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