Tweetback: Sean McDonough safely through surgery; Colleagues remember Rick Majerus; Kansas City tragedy; Beckham leaves MLS on top
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But first, an update on ESPN play-by-play commentator, Sean McDonough, who underwent successful surgery on Friday:
Longtime ESPN commentator Sean McDonough is safely through surgery that was performed on Friday.
McDonough — a versatile commentator who works college football and basketball, Major League Baseball, golf and more for ESPN — had surgery on Friday for superior canal dehiscence syndrome, a condition he was diagnosed with in spring of 2012. He is recovering and targeting a return to the booth in late December
Superior canal dehiscence syndrome (SCDS) is a thinning or hole in the bone that separates the inner ear from the brain. McDonough, who discussed his condition with USA Today in June, experienced several of the symptoms associated with SCDS: a loud bang with each step he took, hearing his eyeballs move, hearing his heartbeat in his left ear and more.
“I want to thank my family, friends and colleagues who were so supportive and caring through this process,” McDonough said Monday morning. “I was blown away by the phone calls, emails and texts. This has been a very emotional experience and that means more to me than I can possibly explain. It has been a rough nine months and the surgery was tough but it is great to not hear my footsteps as I walk anymore. It’s a rare condition and surgery, I was fortunate to have Dr. Lee and his amazing staff of doctors and nurses.”
Dr. Daniel Lee, an ear and skull base surgeon at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, said, “The surgery went well, a four millimeter ‘dehiscence’ was seen and repaired along with several other associated holes through a mini-craniotomy approach. He should be back on the air in the next 4 to 6 weeks.”
You can join McDonough’s colleagues and friends in wishing him a safe and speedy recovery HERE.