McDonogh midfielder to have surgery today

The Baltimore Sun

McDonogh junior midfielder Jake Weiner, who suffered a lacerated pancreas during a soccer game Saturday, remains at Johns Hopkins Hospital and is scheduled to have surgery today.

Weiner initially had been scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday afternoon, but the operation was postponed because of continued swelling.

The procedure involves running a tube through his pancreatic duct so that the duct stays open to save the pancreas, according to Jake's mother, Jeannie Weiner.

After Saturday's game against Perry Hall, Weiner was suffering from abdominal pain and went to the emergency room at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. When he returned Sunday, doctors found that he had internal bleeding; however, it was not until he had been sent to Johns Hopkins that the injury was diagnosed as a lacerated pancreas.

"If we have a wonderfully successful procedure, they said it will be about a six-week recovery period before he can start playing again," Jeannie Weiner said.

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