Rare faith in the face of rare injury

Jake Peavy's long road back from a major injury began in a Chicago hospital with a surgeon who had never performed the surgery he needed

Updated: March 7, 2011, 11:13 AM ET
By Amy K. Nelson | ESPN.com

In a packed Chicago operating room on July 14, Dr. Anthony Romeo prepared for one of the most important surgeries of his career. Fellow surgeons, orthopedic residents, nurses, a videographer and a photographer gathered at the Rush University Medical Center, eager to watch their colleague perform a surgery he had never attempted.

On any patient, the procedure would carry enormous responsibility. But that day, Romeo's patient was former Cy Young winner and Chicago White Sox ...

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