Chris Archer Undergoes Surgery to Repair Bilateral Hernia

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Tuesday afternoon that right-handed pitcher Chris Archer underwent a procedure to repair a bilateral hernia today. The typical recovery time is six weeks and the team believes he will be on or close to a normal schedule going into next season.

The Pirates released a full statement:

The procedure was performed by Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia, PA. Chris experienced recurrent abdominal symptoms during a recent off-season workout, and, after gathering multiple medical opinions, it was decided that surgery was the best course of treatment. The typical recovery time-frame from this type of surgery is approximately six weeks. Thereafter, Chris will resume his full off-season training activities. It is anticipated that Chris will be on or close to a regular schedule for the 2019 season.