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Tommy John Surgery Newsbeat

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Ex-Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright to undergo Tommy John surgery

Steven Wright’s Red Sox career came to an end on Friday, and it’ll be a while before the knuckleballer makes his return to the mound.

Shortly after being released by Boston, Wright revealed to WEEI’s Rob Bradford he will undergo Tommy John surgery on Tuesday to repair the torn UCL in his right elbow.

“I’m fully committed to rehab and making a comeback,” Wright told Bradford. “I feel better than I have ever and want to get back to a position I haven’t been in since 2016, which is healthy. My sole focus is to get healthy and stay focused.”

Rumors that he injured his arm trying to hold a revolving door open cannot be confirmed at the present time….

 

QLE Posted: October 19, 2019 at 12:41 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: steven wright, tommy john surgery

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Giants’ Sandoval to have Tommy John surgery

OAKLAND, Calif.—San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, ending his season, the team announced Saturday.

The procedure is likely Sept. 3 or 4 in Los Angeles and will be done by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who evaluated the 2012 World Series MVP on Wednesday and determined he needed the procedure on his ulnar collateral ligament.

The 33-year-old Sandoval made a comeback with the Giants in 2017 after his release by the Red Sox, and he has been used in various roles by manager Bruce Bochy. Sandoval, on the injured list retroactive to Aug. 11 with inflammation in the elbow, was batting .269 with 14 homers and 41 RBIs in 107 games.

“This was a tough blow for us with the job he’s been doing, both starting and coming off the bench,’’ Bochy said.

 

 

QLE Posted: August 25, 2019 at 02:46 PM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: pablo sandoval, tommy john surgery

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

 

 

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