Kenley Jansen Gets The Boot (Over His Foot) Continues Recovery From Foot Surgery


Injured elite closer Kenley Jansen was given his walking boot on Friday, Ken Gurnick reported on Friday afternoon, as he continues his recovery from left foot surgery. Right now Kenley is still on crutches, however next week he’ll have his stitches removed which will allow him to begin putting weight on the foot. After that he won’t need crutches anymore. 

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  • Kenley recently had surgery on his left foot to remove a growth from his foot bone. The growth was on the fifth metatarsal. The doctors were unsure as to what actually caused the growth, however the Dodgers have their own theories. Their main theory is that it was a combination of continual trauma from foul balls hitting him in the foot when he was a catcher, and landing on the foot when pitching.

    Jansen has been making 40 throws per day while resting his knee on a chair. Kenley has a goal of losing 20 pounds this spring. The theory is that with less weight puts less pressure on his foot when he pitches, since his left foot is his landing foot. Kenley is expected to miss anywhere from 8-12 weeks, and probably won’t be ready to return to the mound until sometime in late April.