Chicago White Sox third baseman Mark Teahen suffered a fracture of the right middle finger while catching a ground ball during the May 30 game.
On June 3 he had surgery with Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush hand and wrist specialists Dr. Mark Cohen and Dr. John Fernandez. The surgery consisted of a procedure to correct the bony deformity from the finger fracture.
The bone and joint were "reduced" back to their original position and maintained with temporary pins.
After the bone healed and mended, the pins were removed and Mark Teahen started a therapy program with Herm Schneider - the Head Athletic Trainer of the Chicago White Sox. The goal was to recover mobility in the hand first followed by strength. Once his motion, strength and endurance returned, he was allowed to return to play.
Mark Teahen returned to the Sox playoff hunt on August 13 and has played the outfield, DH and third base since his return.
Dr. Mark Cohen
Dr. John Fernandez