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Ulnar collateral ligament

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

Matt Harvey (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Sims: Mets’ Harvey Learning That The Body Has Its Own Recovery Plan

Unless he’d like to face a revision surgery down the road — perhaps sooner than later — Matt Harvey would be wise to take direction from his medical team without a fight.

06/09/2014

Joba Chamberlain (credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Injury Breakdown: Tommy John Surgery, The Worst-Case Scenario For Joba Chamberlain

Only one day after going on the DL with what was purported to be a muscle strain of the flexor tendons attaching at the inner elbow (medial epicondylitis), a contrast MRI revealed that Joba Chamberlain has a ligament tear that will likely require Tommy John surgery.

WFAN–06/10/2011