Arizona Diamondbacks’ Head Team Physician Dr. Michael Lee issued the following statement on the surgical procedure performed on infielder Stephen Drew’s fractured right ankle by Dr. Peter Mitchell this afternoon in Phoenix.
"Stephen Drew underwent orthopedic surgery in Phoenix this afternoon to repair a severe right ankle injury he suffered yesterday. Dr. Peter Mitchell MD performed internal plating to the fibula bone and repair of the ligaments torn as his cleats caught the ground twisting the ankle awkwardly. All went as expected, and we are optimistic for a full recovery."
— Diamondbacks Press Release