Surgeons were prepared to wire Calhoun’s jaw shut but instead installed a plate to steady the fracture, which should make for a quicker recovery. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Calhoun would be released from the hospital this week, possibly Tuesday, and will be reevaluated in two weeks, at which time Texas might get a better idea of his timetable for a return.
Daniels said doctors had not determined if Calhoun had a concussion. While Calhoun is almost certain to open the season on the injured list, Daniels characterized the outcome of the surgery as relatively positive.
“Certainly, in my opinion it is,” he said.
Calhoun tweeted after the surgery:
Hey guys, just want to thank everyone for your prayers, I just got out of surgery and I’m doing well. Can’t wait to be back hitting homers soon 🐻
— June Calhoun (@11WillieCalhoun) March 10, 2020