Early reports are positive following J.B. Holmes’ surgery to
repair Chiari malformations, a brain condition that will sideline
the PGA TOUR pro until the 2012 season. Holmes underwent the
procedure on Sept. 1 at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md.
Holmes, who began to feel vertigo-like symptoms as a result of his
condition in May,
that he would be undergoing surgery that would sideline
him from competition for the rest of the 2011 season. His manager
manager, Terry Reilly, released the following statement on Tuesday:
"I'm happy to give a positive update on J.B. Holmes' condition,
following successful surgery on Thursday, Sept. 1, at Johns Hopkins
University Hospital in Baltimore. The surgery was performed by Dr.
George Jallo, a world-renowned neurosurgeon, and he reports that
J.B. did extremely well and his team of doctors is very happy with
the results. J.B. is still recuperating in Baltimore. He will head
home to Orlando, Florida, on Thursday, where he expects to make a
full recovery through rehab over the next few months. "J.B. and his
family truly appreciate all the love and support from the entire
golf community. He looks forward to returning to the TOUR in 2012."