February 23 2013
Jhonattan Vegas had surgery to repair damage to a tendon in his left shoulder onThursday and could miss the rest of the 2013 season.
The surgery was performed by Dr. Richard Hawkins at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Greenville, S.C. Hawkins has operated on many prominent athletes, including Greg Norman.
Vegas tweeted on Friday that the operation was a "total success." He spent one night in the hospital and is now back home in Houston to recuperate.
"I feel like a had to put an end to this problem because it was affecting my game. Im going to work hard to come back stronger than ever," Vegas tweeted. "Thanks for your kind support. I will miss you guys. :)"
Vegas had played in three events this year and missed the cut in each one. The plan is to make sure he is completely healed before he returns to competition, likely when the PGA TOUR's new wrap-around schedule begins in October.