When the stress of pitching tears an ulnar collateral ligament, Tommy John surgery is often the answer. It stabilizes the inner side of the elbow with tissue from elsewhere in the body.
SOURCES: Baseball Prospectus, American Journal of Sports Medicine | Bonnie Berkowitz and Alberto Cuadra/The Washington Post - August 28, 2010
A painful end to Strasburg's debut Article | For months, anyone who would peer into Stephen Strasburg's future, wondering aloud what heights the Washington Nationals' phenom might reach, what pitching records he might break, would use the same cautious qualifier: Strasburg, they would say, could be one of the all-time greats . . . could be ...