Padres P Park undergoes surgery, will miss four weeks

Updated: August 23, 2006, 11:38 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- Padres right-hander Chan Ho Park had surgery on Wednesday to stop bleeding in his small intestine and is expected to be out for at least four weeks.


"He's going to be just fine," trainer Todd Hutcheson said before the Padres, who are trying to stay in playoff contention, went for a three-game sweep of the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers.

Based on a prognosis of four weeks, Park might be able to pitch again this season, in a best-case scenario.


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