Friday, March 19, 2010

#RedSox Update on Westmoreland

The Red Sox today received an encouraging report on the condition of minor league outfielder Ryan Westmoreland.

According to Dr. Robert Spetzler, Westmoreland’s neurosurgeon and the director of Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Ryan has been moved out of the Intensive Care Unit and into the hospital's Neuro Rehabilitation Unit, where he will undergo physical and occupational therapy.

"Ryan is right on track and we expect progressive improvement," said Dr. Spetzler.

“We are thrilled for Ryan and his family that the surgery went so well,” said Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein. “While we recognize that the recovery process is long and complicated, we are excited that all of the early indications are so positive. On behalf of the Westmoreland family, we thank everybody who has expressed concern and support for Ryan.”

The Red Sox request that the media please continue to respect the Westmoreland family’s privacy and refrain from contacting them until later in Ryan’s recovery.




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