Boller Surgery is Successful
Nov. 15, 1999
Berkeley - Freshman quarterback Kyle Boller underwent successful surgery late this afternoon to repair a separated shoulder he suffered Saturday afternoon in the game against Oregon.
Boller suffered a third degree right shoulder separation early in the second half of the Oregon game after a collision with defensive back Michael Fletcher on a scramble.
The surgery was conducted Monday afternoon by orthopedic spcialists Dr. Bob Epley and Dr. Laura Timmerman, who are members of the Cal sports medicine staff. They both termed the hour-long procedure successful and expect Boller to be able to begin throwing again by early March. That would make him available for Cal's spring drills which usually start in April.
"I talked with the surgeons and they indicated the procedure couldn't have gone any better," said head coach Tom Holmoe. "They didn't have to use any screws or pins in the shoulder and they feel like he'll be back 100 per cent in the spring. It's just what we had hoped."
Boller was released Monday evening from the hospital.
The true-freshman finished the 1999 season completing 100-of-259 passes for 1303 yards and 13 touchdowns.