World champ Jim Broun out of surgery, should be home tomorrow
M55 hurdle champion Jim Broun
of Sarasota, Florida, underwent surgery this morning — anterior cervical discectomy
and vertebral fixation. In a scheduled two-hour procedure, doctors were to “fuse 5/6 and 6/7, replace the discs with an allograft and hopefully I can run (jog) in about six weeks,” Jim wrote beforehand. Today I got this note from Terri Broun
, his wife: “Just wanted to let you know that JimвЂ™s surgery went well this morning and he should be coming home from the hospital tomorrow. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers.” Jim wrote yesterday: “It is painful not being able to compete this summer and I hope everyone has a great meet at Sacramento. . . . My goal is to compete by next indoor season or at least in my last year in the 55-59 age group at WMA outdoor.” Have a great recovery, Jim, and take these rehab hurdles the way you always do — with courage and confidence.
Jim (right) won a 2008 world indoor title at Clermont-Ferrand, France. (Photo by Tom Phillips)
June 15, 2010