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Laughing Because It Isn’t the Cubs: Matt Holliday Out After Appendectomy

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More sCardenfreude. Yes, it’s true that this was widely reported yesterday, but (1) being that it was April Fools Day, I thought it prudent to wait, and (2) there still wasn’t much information available on prognosis because the surgery hadn’t been performed yet.


Enough setup: yesterday, after experiencing abdominal discomfort, Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday had his appendix removed (before it burst). The surgery was a success, so it’s ok to laugh about the comedy of errors befalling the Cardinals. The timetable on Holliday’s recovery is still a bit unclear, but reports suggest it could be as short as a week, or as long as three weeks. In the meantime, guys whom you haven’t heard of, but who will undoubtedly rake – like Jon Jay and Allen Craig – will fill in.

Had Holliday’s appendix burst, he could have been out more than a month. The situation also would have been considerably more dangerous for him, so I’ll leave it to your conscience to decide whether you’re disappointed or not.


Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.