Wei-Yin Chen back in Taiwan to recover from recent surgery on knee
CNATAIPEI--Baltimore Orioles pitcher Wei-Yin Chen returned home to Taiwan on Monday to spend a few months in his native country as he recovers from recent knee surgery.
October 15, 2013, 12:08 am TWN
The left hander took fans and reporters by surprise when he rolled into the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport arrival hall in a wheelchair.
He said it would take him three to four months to recover from surgery to remove small bone spurs from his right knee, but he gave assurances that he would be ready in time to report for spring training next February.
In a press conference in Taipei later Monday, Chen offered more details about his condition, saying that he had been troubled by injuries, which he did not specify, since last year and decided to have the procedure done after discussing it with team physicians.
According to a report on the Orioles' website, Chen underwent surgery at a clinic in Vail, Colorado in early October.
“Wei-yin had a procedure done on his right knee that should prevent him from future discomfort in the knee,” Dan Duquette, a team executive, said in an official statement.
“The recovery period is three to four months, so we do not expect him to miss any time during Spring Training.”
Chen, who missed nearly two months of the 2013 season with a strained right oblique, went 7-7 with a 4.07 ERA in 23 starts in his second year with the Orioles.
Wei-Yin Chen (陳偉殷) returns to Taiwan following the conclusion of this year's Major Leagues season, yesterday. On being wheelchair-bound, Chen told reporters that his injury and ...