Jason Heyward is on the 15-day disabled list following his appendectomy last week. He’s eligible to return a week from today, and based on the recovery timeline of other players who have had laparoscopic appendectomies, should have been able to return around then or a little bit thereafter. But talking to the press this afternoon, Heyward gave a much longer timeline than that:
#Braves Heyward (appendectomy) says he hopes to return no later than end of May but won’t risk rushing back
— David O’Brien (@ajcbraves) April 29, 2013
No suggestion that he’s experienced any setbacks or anything, but no countervailing word from the team. For a Braves team suddenly in need of some offensive help, this is not particularly good news.