Dr. James Andrews

Masahiro Tanaka Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sims: Even If Tanaka Gets Through Rehab, Surgery May Be Unavoidable

As I’ve written before, even with rest, PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injection and rehab, a torn ligament does not regain full tensile strength in a matter of weeks.

07/11/2014

CC Sabathia (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Girardi: ‘Fair To Say’ Sabathia Done For Season

The Yankees are no longer expecting CC Sabathia to return to their rotation this year, given the persistence of inflammation in his injured right knee.

07/04/2014

Matt Harvey (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Sims: Dr. James Andrews Weighs In On Tommy John Epidemic

Andrews details the risk factors that predispose adolescent pitchers to UCL wear and tear. The primary concern is simply doing too much too soon.

06/04/2014

Kris Medlen (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Sims: Why Are So Many Pitchers Having To Undergo Tommy John Surgery?

Many have taken note of the epidemic of Tommy John surgeries in baseball of late, and the reason for it is both straightforward and enigmatic.

03/19/2014

Matt Harvey (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Mets Ace Matt Harvey Undergoes Successful Tommy John Surgery

Dr. James Andrews performed the operation that repaired a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in Harvey’s right elbow on Tuesday. Recovery from Tommy John surgery typically takes about a year.

10/23/2013

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Report: Gronkowski’s Availability For Jets Still Up In The Air

According to a CBS Sports report, Rob Gronkowski’s status for Sunday’s game against the Jets at MetLife Stadium is unclear. But then again, his health has pretty much been a mystery all season.

10/17/2013

Matt Harvey (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

‘Logic Prevailed’ In Debate Over Matt Harvey’s Elbow, Agent Says

Scott Boras says Mets ace Matt Harvey will undergo Tommy John surgery in about a week.

10/16/2013

Mark Sanchez (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Has Mark Sanchez Played His Last Game In A Jets Uniform?

The maligned quarterback, who was once dubbed “The Sanchize” and drew early comparisons to Joe Namath, had season-ending surgery on his right shoulder on Tuesday.

10/09/2013

Matt Harvey (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Matt Harvey To Undergo Tommy John Surgery, Miss All Of 2014

Mets ace Matt Harvey will have surgery to repair a partially torn ligament in his right elbow, an operation that will sideline him for the 2014 season.

10/04/2013

Matt Harvey (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Heyman: Mets’ Harvey Appears To Be Against Elbow Surgery — For Now

According to CBSSports.com/WFAN Insider Jon Heyman, Harvey visited with renowned sports surgeon Dr. James Andrews on Monday and apparently came away from the meeting confident he can rehab his injured right elbow for the time being.

09/17/2013

Matt Harvey (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Matt Harvey Visits Dr. Andrews For 2nd Opinion On Elbow

Harvey traveled to Pensacola, Fla., to see Andrews on Monday. The Mets say they expect to have additional information Tuesday.

09/17/2013

Matt Harvey (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Mets Fans Await Matt Harvey’s Decision On Tommy John Surgery

The big day has arrived. Harvey is scheduled to visit Dr. James Andrews today, though a call on rehab versus surgery likely won’t be made right away.

09/16/2013

Matt Harvey (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Harvey To Visit Dr. Andrews Before Deciding On Reconstructive Surgery

Mets fireballer Matt Harvey plans to visit Dr. James Andrews before deciding whether he will have reconstructive surgery on his ailing right elbow.

09/10/2013

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Mets Ace Matt Harvey To Have Sore Elbow Examined By Andrews

Mets ace Matt Harvey will have his sore right elbow examined by Dr. James Andrews to help determine if the 24-year-old ace needs reconstruction surgery.

09/08/2013

Mark Sanchez (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Report: Jets QB Mark Sanchez Has A Torn Labrum

According to a report, Jets QB Sanchez has a partially-torn labrum in his injured right shoulder.

09/08/2013

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