Jazz: John Starks Has Testicle Removed
by Fanball Staff - Fanball.com
Wednesday, April 25, 2001
According to wire services, John Starks missed Game 2 of Utah's first-round playoff series against Dallas after undergoing what the team called "a minor medical procedure." Uh, "minor?" The Salt Lake Tribune is reporting that Starks underwent surgery to have a testicle removed at the University of Utah Hospital on Tuesday afternoon. The report said Stark's estimated recovery time is between 72 and 96 hours. He is listed as questionable for Saturday's Game 3 in Dallas and probable for Game 4 (if necessary) next Tuesday.
First of all, the fact that Starks' postseason isn't over is amazing. Second, getting him into the mix in this lively series will only add to the fun. Finally, we're guessing Shawn Marion is breathing a little easier right about now.