Isotopes player’s injury worse than thought

Isotopes fight in Salt Lake City

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Isotopes ear bite fight is apparently a lot more serious than first believed.

Former Isotopes catcher Miguel Olivo got into a fight with infielder Alex Guerrero during a game in Salt Lake City last month and bit off part of Guerrero’s ear.

Now his agent tells CBS Sports Guerrero needed plastic surgery to re-attach the entire upper part of his left ear.

The agent says Guerrero is getting daily hyperbaric treatment at an LA hospital to try to speed his healing.

It’s not clear when he’ll be able to play again or whether criminal charges will be filed against Olivo. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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