Bobby Jenks, pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, explained for the first time this week his surgery nightmare after a medical mistake lead to a spinal infection.
Last December, Jenks underwent surgery to have two of the four bone spurs removed from his spine. Doctors removed two successfully but then started on the third and never finished fully removing it. The third bone spur was left serrated, which allowed spinal fluid to leak out.
The 30 year-old MLB player felt fine for about two weeks after the surgery until he began getting intense migraines. Doctors informed him he needed immediate surgery to fix the mistake, which had caused an infection.