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Tommy John Surgery Newsbeat

Friday, August 16, 2019

Jameson Taillon undergoes second Tommy John surgery

A couple of weeks ago we learned that Pirates starter Jameson Taillon had to undergo season-ending surgery to repair his right flexor tendon. At the time it was reported that he did not need Tommy John surgery.

Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case. During Taillon’s flexor tendon surgery on Tuesday the surgeon determined that he also needed Tommy John surgery on his right elbow and performed the procedure. It was the second time Taillon has had TJ surgery. He also missed time in 2017 due to testicular cancer. The guy has just been unable to catch a break.

Sincere question: How often can one have Tommy John surgery? That it’s been performed multiple times on several pitchers is apparent- but how often can an elbow go through that surgery before it can take no more?

 

QLE Posted: August 16, 2019 at 04:23 AM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: jameson taillon, tommy john surgery

Monday, June 24, 2019

Cardinals’ reliever Hicks has torn ligament in elbow, could miss rest of season | Cardinal Beat | stltoday.com

An MRI examination Monday revealed that the 22-year-old Hicks has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

A Cardinals press release states that the team is determining the next course of action but it seems unlikely that Hicks would pitch much, if any, the rest of the season. Tommy John surgery certainly would rule him out for the rest of this season and part of the next season.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 24, 2019 at 06:27 PM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: cardinals, jordan hicks, tommy john surgery

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Anderson Espinoza undergoes 2nd Tommy John surgery | San Diego Padres

Right-hander Anderson Espinoza underwent his second Tommy John surgery on Monday, a crushing blow for the one-time Padres top prospect, who hasn’t pitched since 2016, but worked his way back from the first surgery to join big league camp this spring.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 24, 2019 at 07:01 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: anderson espinoza, injuries, padres, tommy john surgery

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Reds prospect Hunter Greene needs Tommy John surgery

CINCINNATI (AP) — Reds pitching prospect Hunter Greene will have Tommy John surgery after medical tests found new ligament damage in his right elbow.

Greene was the second overall pick in the 2017 draft. He pitched in the Futures Game in Washington last year, hitting 100 mph with all of his 19 fastballs, one of them gauged at 103 mph.

Something to ponder- if the mound is moved back, is there a chance this will result in softer pitches and less arm wear and tear?

 

QLE Posted: April 02, 2019 at 03:47 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: hunter greene, prospects, reds, tommy john surgery

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Report: Brewers All-Star reliever Corey Knebel opts for season-ending Tommy John surgery

A valuable member of the vaunted Milwaukee Brewers bullpen is shutting down his season.

Corey Knebel opted on Friday to have season-ending Tommy John surgery to address a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.

As of Thursday, Knebel was considering bypassing the procedure.

Going to be rather interesting to see how the Brewers respond.

 

QLE Posted: March 30, 2019 at 08:26 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: brewers, corey knebel, tommy john surgery

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Dane Dunning undergoes Tommy John surgery as another White Sox prospect goes on the shelf

Another highly rated White Sox prospect will spend much of the next year in recovery mode.

Dane Dunning underwent Tommy John surgery Monday, the team told reporters in Arizona, pairing him with Michael Kopech as pitching prospects in recovery mode.

Dunning was shut down last June because of a forearm issue, the White Sox hoping to avoid Tommy John at that time. He wasn’t invited to big league camp this spring, with general manager Rick Hahn explaining that decision away as a way to ease Dunning into the 2019 campaign. But Dunning again experienced forearm discomfort during camp, and Hahn said last week that all options were on the table, including the Tommy John surgery that came Monday.

Think they regret not going for it vis a vis free agents this off-season?

 

QLE Posted: March 19, 2019 at 03:20 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: dane dunning, tommy john surgery, white sox

 

 

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