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Baseball: Rio Ruiz is doing well after procedure for blood clot

March 24, 2012 |  9:14 am

Standout infielder Rio Ruiz of La Puente Bishop Amat could be released from the hospital Saturday or Sunday after undergoing a procedure on Friday to break up a blood clot in a vein near his clavicle by his right shoulder, his father, Rudy, said Saturday.

"With medication, he'll be fine," Rudy said. "He's in good spirits. They got into his vein and shoot it with medication and break it up and follow it up with other medications. He has this one clot from repetitive motion in his arm that was pinching his vein."

Rudy said he and his son want to thank the many people who have sent messages or called offering support.

He said he doesn't know when his son will return to the field but it should be in several weeks.

"He's supposed to be fine," Rudy said.

Ruiz, who has committed to USC, is one of the top baseball players in Southern California.

-- Eric Sondheimer