Indians’ Terry Francona opens up on well being points: ‘It was getting somewhat bushy there’
Cleveland Indians supervisor Terry Francona revealed Wednesday he underwent a number of surgical procedures over the previous couple of months, which price him many of the shortened 2020 season.
Francona solely managed 14 video games for the Indians earlier than Sandy Alomar Jr. took over. The Indians made the playoffs however have been eradicated within the American League Wild Card spherical by the New York Yankees.
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The small print behind Francona’s absence weren’t totally defined till he spoke to reporters this week. He mentioned he was in intensive care on the Cleveland Clinic whereas the Indians have been making a run.
“It was type of a tough time,” the 61-year-old mentioned. “For a pair weeks, there I used to be not simply away from the sport, I used to be away from every part. It was getting somewhat bushy there.”
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Francona mentioned he had already been underneath anesthesia “9 or 10 instances” earlier than the staff’s coaching camp was re-opened. He mentioned he turned sick once more in August and added that he wants extra surgical procedure on his hip however received’t have that occur till he’s more healthy.
“I’d love for my high quality of life to be somewhat bit higher,” he mentioned. “However I additionally don’t really feel like going by way of the blood clots once more. Limping’s higher than being horizontal. The following seven weeks I’ve truly employed a man that I’ve truly gone to for remedy earlier than right here on my final hip. He’s going to work with me on getting stronger and attempting to place myself able the place I can provide myself the perfect likelihood to carry up for an extended season.”
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Francona mentioned he hopes to return to the dugout subsequent season.
The Related Press contributed to this report.