Denver, CO, United States (4E Sports) – Colorado Rockies All-Star outfielder Carlos Gonzalez had an emergency appendectomy Friday night in Denver and was discharged from the hospital Saturday afternoon.
Doctors prescribed complete rest for two weeks.
The surgery also included a minor hernia repair, which would likely push his recovery to two months rather than the typical four weeks for appendectomy.
The team’s first full squad workout is scheduled on on Feb. 22 and they break camp on March 29 before opening the season two days later in Miami against the Marlins.
Gonzalez, 28, recorded only 37 at-bats following the All-Star break last year because of a nagging finger injury.
The three-time Gold Glover is expected to move to center field full time.