Ned Yost skipped out of practice early on Tuesday. He was back Wednesday, less one internal organ.
Yes, the Royals manager had surgery to remove his gall bladder on Tuesday evening. Less that 24 hours later, he was back on the fields in Surprise.
Chris Getz wishes he had that kind of grit.
Turns out Yost had several stones, one of which was blocking a duct. He underwent a cholecystectomy, which is the procedure to remove the gall bladder. (I have a medical degree from a university located on a tiny Caribbean island. You probably haven't heard of it.)
According to Wikipedia (which must be true):
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, introduced in the 1980s, is performed via three to four small puncture holes for a camera and instruments. Post-operative care typically includes a same-day release or a one night hospital stay, followed by a few days of home rest and pain medication. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy patients can, in general, resume normal diet and light activity a week after release, with some decreased energy level and minor residual pain continuing for a month or two.
Days? Who needs a few days? Yost is back on the field within hours. You'd think they'd name Frank Yost the interim manager, but that would be unnecessary.
His explanation as to why he decided to have the surgery makes all kind of sense:
"The worst part comes after spicy and greasy foods. One of my favorite things during the summer is to eat barbecued ribs. I'd eat them and, sure enough, I'd have an attack. I wasn't going through that this summer. Those ribs are too important for me."
As long as those are LC's ribs, I'm on Team Yost.
In all seriousness, we wish him the best. Even simple procedures are no joke.