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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Chris Sale begins throwing program: Boston Red Sox ace could need surgery if he feels discomfort dur

Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale has “commenced a throwing program” after being shut down earlier this month due to a flexor strain in his elbow, according to a report from Alex Speier of the Boston Globe.

It’s unclear how far Sale has progressed through his program yet. Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom and general manager Brian O’Halloran did not respond to requests for comment Wednesday afternoon.

After tossing a 15-pitch live batting practice session on March 1, Sale reported elbow pain and underwent an MRI. Testing revealed a flexor strain and his elbow, leading to top doctors—including Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Neal El Attrache—recommended a 10-14 day shutdown period before the lefty resumed throwing.

Because Sunday marked two weeks since Sale had last thrown, the left was expected to begin throwing late last week. According to Speier, he stayed on schedule and is likely playing catch in hopes of ramping up to throwing off a mound in the coming days.


QLE Posted: March 19, 2020 at 12:56 AM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Bad Fish Posted: March 19, 2020 at 05:46 PM (#5932107)
TJ procedure for Sale.
   2. Nasty Nate Posted: March 19, 2020 at 06:07 PM (#5932112)
Narrator "He felt discomfort"
   3. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: March 19, 2020 at 06:55 PM (#5932124)
That escalated quickly.
   4. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: March 19, 2020 at 09:31 PM (#5932152)
Now is probably as good a time as any to do these things (I mean, last November would have been the best time, but this is going to be a very short season at best).
   5. Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome Posted: March 19, 2020 at 10:00 PM (#5932161)
Can you even get TJ surgery now? Aren't all elective procedures on hold? Or is there an exception for rich celebrities and athletes?
   6. PreservedFish Posted: March 19, 2020 at 10:07 PM (#5932163)
Chris Sale's elbow is of paramount national import.
   7. Jose Needs an Absurd Ukulele Concert Posted: March 19, 2020 at 10:24 PM (#5932167)
5 - the article I read on the WEEI website (Sox radio station) suggested this is indeed an issue with the scheduling. I think it’s safe to assume that he’s not a meaningful contributor until 2022.
   8. Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome Posted: March 19, 2020 at 10:43 PM (#5932170)
Good. Sucks for him and Red Sox fans, but if there is a shortage of medical supplies, and there is, procedures like this need to be delayed.
   9. Boxkutter Posted: March 19, 2020 at 11:03 PM (#5932174)
Can you even get TJ surgery now? Aren't all elective procedures on hold? Or is there an exception for rich celebrities and athletes?

You must be new here. Welcome to America!
   10. jmurph Posted: March 20, 2020 at 07:51 AM (#5932197)
Love to be injured for 7 months and THEN get surgery.
   11. Ron J Posted: March 20, 2020 at 09:38 AM (#5932213)
For the record, Madrid is even cancelling cancer related surgeries.

No idea how surgeries for Real Madrid players fits into this hierarchy of needs.

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