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The 90-minute procedure was intended to stabilize the broken bone using a rod, but according to Gurnick, a more invasive procedure using a metal plate was required, indicating a more complex break then previously thought. The recovery time remains an estimated eight weeks despite this change.
The operation was performed by Dr. John Itamura and Dr. Neal ElAttrache at
Prior to the injury, Greinke had pitched 11 1/3 innings on the season, allowing two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out ten in two starts. The injury came in the bottom of the sixth inning on Thursday April 11, when Padres outfielder Carlos Quinten charged Greinke after being hit by a pitch. The two players collided, shoulder-to-shoulder, sparking a bench clearing brawl. Quentin has been suspended for eight games for his role in the brawl.
Greinke was the top free agent pitcher this off-season, landing a six year/$147M deal with Dodgers.