Doctors Say Carl Pavano Almost Died From A Ruptured Spleen

Doctors Say Carl Pavano Almost Died From A Ruptured Spleen
Sports
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

 

Free agent pitcher Carl Pavano said he almost died when he had to have his spleen removed after snow shoveling accident in January. 

“I’m just lucky to be alive,” Pavano told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune during the week.

Initially, Pavano did not believe he was seriously injured when he fell at his home in Vermont. After visiting three hospitals, he had his spleen removed on Jan. 19.

Doctors told Pavano he was living on “borrowed time” after having 6 1/2 liters of blood drained from his chest cavity.

“I was hours away from going into cardiac arrest and probably wouldn’t even be here,” Pavano said.

The 37-year-old free agent is not sure when he will be able to resume his career. He spent the past three-plus seasons with the Minnesota Twins. He was 2-5 with a 6.00 ERA in 11 starts in 2012. A strained right shoulder on June 1 shortened his season.

Injuries hampered his career with the New York Yankees after signing a $40 million contract with them in 2004. However, he enjoyed a 14-12 season in 2009, which he split between the Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins.

He followed that with a 17-11 mark in 2010 before going 9-13 in 2011.

via Sports Xchange

Photo Credit:Getty Images

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Julian Sonny

From the sandy beaches of Hawaii, to the streets of New York: Julian has seen it all. His lifetime of travels has given him a broad scope of knowledge and an eclectic taste unlike any other in the tri-state area. Julian has often been compared to cultural icon, The Rock, because of his unequivocal work ethic and warrior-like stature.

More In Sports

Sports Pat Imig

5 Reasons The Eagles Are The Most Dangerous Team In The NFL Right Now

The Philadelphia Eagles soiled the home-opener for the Indianapolis Colts with a 30-27, come-from-behind victory at Lucas Oil Stadium on Monday night. The comeback produced some historic NFL firsts, in a game featuring two playoff teams of a year ago and the odds-on favorites to win their respective divisions. Here’s a quick-hit list of five […]

Sports Marco Cerino

5 Reasons The NHL Should Look Toward Expansion

As the calendar turns to September, and a chill enters the night air, sports fans begin their thoughts of the winter leagues. In arenas across America, management is starting to put down ice for the start of hockey season. In the National Hockey League, 30 teams are starting training camp and working to raise the Stanley […]

Also On Elite

Entertainment

Christy Mack Proves She’s Recovering Since Brutal Domestic Abuse (Video)

Last month, porn star Christy Mack was allegedly savagely beaten by her ex-boyfriend and noted sociopath, Jon Koppenhaver, better known as War Machine. The details of the case are chilling as Mack was pummeled within an inch of her life. Thankfully, though, War Machine is behind bars and Mack is on the road to recovery. Mack made […]

Women

#WhyIStayed: The Domestic Abuse Hashtag Everyone Needs To Pay Attention To

After surveillance video of Ray Rice abusing his then-fiancée, Janay Palmer Rice, surfaced on the Web September 8, people around the world took to Twitter to raise awareness about domestic violence. According to Vox, writer Beverly Gooden created the hashtag #WhyIStayed. She revealed the reason behind the hashtag on her website: I believe in storytelling. I […]

Life

104 Thoughts That Will Pass Through Every 20-Something’s Head Before Turning 30

Ah, the illustrious 20s. The years between adolescence and adulthood that are about as awkward (if prettier) than those horrible middle school years. Unlike college, when you were on top of the world, you’re bottom dog again. Freshman, rookie, newbie. You’re the lowest of the low on the job pole and the tiny fish in […]

World

Little Kid Proclaims Himself God On His Homework Assignment (Photo)

Watch out, Kanye. There’s a grade-schooler stealing your mojo. When a Redditor’s nephew was asked to write down three special things about himself during a homework assignment, the little boy had something quite shocking to reveal. Aside from playing with Legos and winning at football, this 5-year-old also spends some time divinely ruling the universe. […]