Roger Mooney covers the Tampa Bay Rays for The Tampa Tribune, TBO.com and News Channel 8. He has covered the Rays since their first season in 1998, including 11 years for the Bradenton Herald. Roger has also covered Florida, South Florida and Florida State football, the Bucs and the Lightning.
Most Recent Entries
- Manuel signs deal with Panini Authentic
- Panini previews Gold Standard basketball
- Golf: All-Western Conference Teams
- Baseball: Jesuit OF Taylor selects Duke
- Land O’ Lakes defensive standout Shaheed Salmon picks up first offer
- Football: All-Western Conference Teams
- Rays non-tender Fuld
- Chargers WR Allen top rookie in Week 12 voting
- Collect call: 2014 Topps U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Team and Hopefuls
- Panini’s Totally Certified hockey to debut in February
- Leaf releases some corny inserts
- Volleyball: Berkeley Prep’s Brown a finalist for Miss Volleyball
- Rays 2014 spring training schedule
- Proposal would ease FHSAA penalty for violating “follow the coach” law
- Maddon’s Thanksmas returns for 8th year
No surgery for Percival
Posted Aug 18, 2008 by Marc Lancaster
Updated Aug 18, 2008 at 04:02 PM
Greetings from the Trop, where the early returns already are positive for the Rays. It was determined this morning that Troy Percival did not need to undergo arthroscopic surgery to correct the cartilage problem in his right knee.
The Rays had scheduled an appointment for him to have the procedure earlier today if necessary, but it wasn’t. For once, everyone agreed with the headstrong pitcher that enough progress had been made the previous few days to avoid the scope.
Based on what we were told when Percival went on the disabled list Friday, the recovery time should be about the same without surgery as with—two to four weeks. But any time you can avoid being opened up, that’s probably a good thing.
As for the status of tomorrow’s game, nothing has been determined yet. The powers that be apparently are scheduled to meet again around 5 p.m. today and the hope is a decision will be made then. Stay tuned for updates.
The Rays are back to their usual lineup tonight against the Angels. Here’s how it’ll look: