Is Tom Menino’s Season Over?
This afternoon, the Herald reports that Mayor Tom Menino will have surgery on the knee he injured during the 2007 World Series celebration. Since we’re still a little skittish about local celebrities and their injured knees, we called Menino spokeswoman Dot Joyce to see if Hizzoner had suffered a season-ending ACL injury like Tom Brady.
“No, it’s not his ACL,” Joyce said. “We don’t really know what happened to him.”
Joyce reminded us that she’s not a doctor, but that she understands that the mayor will undergo a routine procedure on Friday. He’ll retain control of the city, since he’ll only get a local anesthetic, so City Council President and former acting mayor Maureen Feeney will have to put her redecorating plans on hold again.
Will this affect Menino’s grueling schedule of ribbon-cuttings? “He won’t be sitting on the DL for too long,” Joyce says. Perhaps we’ll see Hizzoner hobbling around Hyde Park on crutches? “Maybe,” Joyce tells us.