Update: Ausmus confirms bone spur, says surgery uncertain
Brad Ausmus confirmed after Sunday’s win that Miguel Cabrera’s ankle problem is indeed bone spurs — or a bone spur, at least. However, he said there’s no decision yet on surgery.
“We don’t know if he requires surgery,” Ausmus said. “We don’t know if it’s going to be rest or if surgery would help, and that’ll be determined when the season’s over. That’s what’s causing irritation, not spurs, I would say it’s one. That’s what the general consensus is, but whether it’s rest that will help the inflammation or the irritation go down in the area, or whether it’s something that has to be done surgically, we don’t know that.”
There are non surgical solutions for bone spurs, but the ankle is a tricky area for that. One, it requires complete healing with so much weight going on it. Two, it plays a huge role in a baseball swing.