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September 6 2011

10:29 PM

Update: Holmes’ surgery a success

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, announced Aug. 22 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."
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