Dr. James Andrews
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee is awaiting a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews on his ailing left elbow and says surgery would end his season and possibly his career.
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.
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.
Andrews details the risk factors that predispose adolescent pitchers to UCL wear and tear. The primary concern is simply doing too much too soon.
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.
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.
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.
Scott Boras says Mets ace Matt Harvey will undergo Tommy John surgery in about a week.
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.
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.
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.
Harvey traveled to Pensacola, Fla., to see Andrews on Monday. The Mets say they expect to have additional information Tuesday.
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.
Mets fireballer Matt Harvey plans to visit Dr. James Andrews before deciding whether he will have reconstructive surgery on his ailing right elbow.
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.