J.B. Holmes is having brain surgery next week at Johns Hopkins to fix a cerebellum abnormality. Terry Reilly, Holmes’ manager, called it a “non-life threatening” procedure. Still, any medical procedure involving the brain is very serious. Holmes has a condition called Chiari Malformation, which causes dizziness, headaches and problems with vision, balance, and coordination.
“They think it’s congenital and the procedure is very non-invasive,” Reilly said. “If everything goes according to schedule he could be hitting balls in a month.”
Thoughts and prayers go out to J.B. and his family for a smooth operation and a speedy recovery.