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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Cardinals starter Dakota Hudson to undergo Tommy John surgery

Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak announced Sunday that starting pitcher Dakota Hudson will require Tommy John surgery. The news is a blow to the Cardinals rotation not only for the rest of this season, which Hudson was expected to miss anyway after the team placed him on the 45-day IL in recent days, but it’s also an unfortunate hit to the team’s 2021 roster.

Though the Cardinals’ description of Hudson’s injury was inconsistent on whether the problem was with the flexor tendon or the elbow in the days following the initial sign of a problem on September 18. Ultimately, after consultations with team doctors and renowned specialist Dr. James Andrews, “everybody concluded this was in his best interest,” Mozeliak said Sunday.

Cardinals team doctor George Paletta will perform the surgery Monday. The timing of the surgery puts Hudson’s status for the duration of 2021 in serious question.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 27, 2020 at 01:58 PM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Duke Posted: September 27, 2020 at 04:28 PM (#5979162)
The dreaded flexor tendon strain. The only good news is that usually the flexor tendon strain is followed by

A) rest
B) a Soft toss bullpen session that goes fine
C) a full effort bullpen session which results in more tightness
D) weeks of rest and doctor consultation.
E) a platelet rich injection
F). Months of rest
G). Pitcher feels great and starts ramping up
H). TJS


This time they just went to H
   2. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 27, 2020 at 04:50 PM (#5979164)
There was an early season article indicating Tommy John surgery was up this year, and it seems like the pace has only increased since then. Be curious what the actual numbers are at seasons end.
   3. vortex of dissipation Posted: September 27, 2020 at 11:21 PM (#5979296)
Dakota Ryan Hudson? Were his parents REALLY into WW2 aircraft?

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