Shoulder surgery for Norman

2011-02-16 10:29
Greg Norman (File)
Orlando - Two-time British Open winner Greg Norman underwent surgery on his left shoulder for the second time on Monday and said he hopes to return to golf by late July.

Norman, who turned 56 last Thursday, underwent arthroscopic superior labral, capsular and partial rotator cuff repairs in a procedure at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre.

"It's unfortunate that I have to undergo a second surgery to my left shoulder, but for more than six months now, I've known that such a procedure would be required," Norman said.

"I'm hopeful that with aggressive rehabilitation I will be able to play towards the end of July, but obviously we will know a lot more in the coming weeks."

Norman had left shoulder surgery in 1998 and a right shoulder operation 18 months ago.

"Today's surgery on Greg's left shoulder had little to do with his previous procedure in 1998. Today's procedure had more to do with Greg's torn labrum," said surgeon James Bradley, orthopedic surgeon for the NFL Pittsburgh Steelers since 1991.

"Knowing Greg's commitment to rehabilitation, we are confident he will make a speedy and full recovery."

Norman was set to return to his Florida home on Tuesday to begin physical therapy and rehabilitation.

Norman, nicknamed "The Shark", will serve as Internationals team captain for the Presidents Cup in November in his native Australia.

He won the 1986 and 1993 British Opens and suffered heartbreakingly narrow losses at many other major events, notably the Masters.



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