Greinke undergoes surgery on collarbone

Greinke undergoes surgery on collarbone

PHOENIX -- Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke underwent a 90-minute operation Saturday to stabilize his broken left collarbone.

The club had announced that a less invasive rod would be used to stabilize the fracture Greinke suffered Thursday night in a brawl. Instead, a metal plate was used, indicating a more involved fracture, but the recovery time remains eight weeks.

The procedure at White Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles was performed by Dr. John Itamura and Dr. Neal ElAttrache.

Greinke was injured when he was charged by Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin, who had been hit with a 3-2 pitch with the Dodgers leading by a run. That triggered a bench-clearing brawl, for which Quentin was suspended for eight games and Dodgers utilityman Jerry Hairston was suspended for one game. The suspensions have been appealed.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.