John Kruk Says Health Issues Will Keep Him Out of Broadcast Booth “For a While”

via @NBCSPhilly on Twitter

John Kruk called Friday’s game against the Dodgers, but Phillies fans noticed he wasn’t in the booth for the rest of the series. People on Twitter reached out to him to see what the deal was:

Turns out that damn gallbladder is acting up:

I love Kruker giving out his health records on Twitter with no care in the world. We had Dak Prescott citing HIPAA so he didn’t have to give his vax status. You think Kruk cares (or knows) what HIPAA is? Man of the people.

I looked up how long it takes to recover from Gallbladder surgery so you don’t have to. It depends on what kind of procedure Kruk is getting:

How long it takes to recover from gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy) depends on whether you had a laparoscopic (keyhole) or open procedure.

Most people who have keyhole surgery are able to leave hospital on the same day as the operation. It’ll usually take around 2 weeks to return to your normal activities if you have a desk job, and longer if you have a more manual job. After open surgery, you’ll usually have to stay in hospital for 3 to 5 days, and your recovery time will be longer. It can take around 3 to 4 weeks to return to your normal activities, and 6 to 8 weeks if you have a more manual job.

Take it easy, Johnny. You’re not missing much right now. Everyone knows baseball season doesn’t start until the trade deadline. We can get by with Ruben Amaro Jr. and Ben Davis while you’re on the mend. That’s why God invented the mute button. By the time you come back in July the Phillies will be in first, we’ll have another Dollar Dog Night on the schedule, and DeGrom will be shut down for the rest of the season just in time for another Mets collapse.

Get well soon. We need you in the booth:



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