On Tuesday, Gonzalez underwent surgery with a “foreign body” removed during the process.
As expected, more information regarding the procedure was released Wednesday.
Thanks to Rockies beat writer Thomas Harding (and trainer Keith Dugger), we now have a pretty accurate description of the mass removed from Carlos Gonzalez’s finger.
#Rockies trainer Keith Dugger says doc removed a "fatty mass with tentacles" from left index finger of OF Carlos Gonzalez. Could miss 5 was
— Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) June 11, 2014
“These little benign tumors, which we hope it is, is probably the second most common finding in the finger besides cysts,” Dugger said via ESPN. “Usually repetitive trauma causes it.”
I’m far from an expert in the medical field, but I can see how something with tentacles could be the source of pain and swelling.
H/T Eye On Baseball