Angel Cabrera, the two-time major winner, went through a minor surgery in Charlotte after his abandonment at the Wells Fargo Championship.
When Cabrera experienced intestinal distress, he was brought to the emergency room and obtained a CAT scan including other medication before returning to his hotel. The next day, when there was no improvement in his condition, he went back to Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville. A tiny gash and infection was discovered in the lower part of his digestive system.
Dr. Louis Zbinden did the surgical procedure at 8 o’clock in the evening. Angel spent two days in the hospital and went back to his home in Houston the following day.
According to Charlie Epps, longtime coach of Cabrera, the doctor did a fantastic job. However, Angel still experienced pain so he needed a few days to recover; and after his recovery, Cabrera will then proceed to Jacksonville to participate in The Players, he added.
Cabrera, the 2007 US Open and 2009 Masters Winner, was more occupied this season than two years ago, with him having a series of dental implants in Houston, done by Dr. Steve Koo. Cabrera’s problems started to become serious a week before the 2008 U.S. Open that was held at Torrey Pines. This was the outcome of growing up in a poor situation, said Epps. After the final implant, they noticed some complications. There was one time at Riviera CC, during the Northern Trust Open, where Cabrera experienced some difficulty bending over to retrieve the golf ball due to pain.
They have set a schedule for the last tooth that needs to be redone in two procedures: the first one, during the HP Byron Nelson Championship’s week; and the second, a week prior to the US Open at Congressional.