Cardinals QB Warner Has Hip Surgery

Kurt Warner
Kurt Warner had surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn labrum in his left hip. Warner, however, is expected to make a smooth and speedy recovery. Although he will sit out of the team’s mandatory mini-camp from May 1-3, he is predicted to participate in the voluntary organized team activities starting on May 19.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Marc Philippon, the same surgeon who operated on Alex Rodriguez. Dr. Philippon took the opportunity to clean out loose fragments in the area as well. The surgery was proclaimed a success and Warner’s range of motion in his hip was immediately improved.

Darren Urban of the Cardinals’ official website reports that Warner thinks, “everything went well and I am feeling great. I began rehab on a stationary bike just a few hours after surgery and then a couple more times (Wednesday).”

The Cardinals’ veteran quarterback went on to explain that “(The injury) was one I sustained and played with last season and although I could have continued to play with it, I felt it was best for short-term success on the field as well as long-term comfort off the field. I am ready to go to work and back to normal so we can build on what we accomplished last season.”

Warner apparently played with the injury throughout most of the 2008 season, though it was not reflected in his play. He put up dazzling stats including 4,583 yards passing, 30 touchdowns to just 14 interceptions, a 96.9 rating, and the team’s first NFC Championship.

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