Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez undergoes emergency appendectomy


Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies received a startling bit of news when they learned that outfielder Carlos Gonzalez was forced to undergo an emergency appendectomy in Denver on Friday night.

The news was first reported by CarGo’s own Twitter account:

Rafael Rojas C reports that the operation also included the removal of a small hernia:

As for the period of recovery that will be required, that depends but could be over a month:

Look, I’ll be the one to ask the tough question here. Is this when the league gets serious about some real talk about Major League Baseball players and prophylactic appendectomies? For the Rockies’ part, this is not the first time this issue has reared its head. They lost Rafael Betancourt to the disabled list this past July to appendicitis.

As for the Rockies, the timing could not have been any better. CarGo can take plenty of time to rest and still put in enough time in Spring Training to be sharp for the regular season.