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Understanding Eovaldi's injury double jeapardy

nathan_eovaldiStarting right-hander, Nathan Eovaldi, is scheduled to undergo surgery for both a torn ulnar collateral ligament and flexor tendon in his right elbow. At only 26 years old, this will be his second go-round with the Tommy John procedure to address a UCL tear, the first one having occurred while the pitcher was in high school.

The Wall Street Journal’s Jared Diamond, reported that Eovaldi’s flexor tendon was torn completely off the bone.

An understanding of the intimate relationship between the flexor tendon and the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) at the elbow explains how these two injuries can occur in tandem.

Explaining a Yankees’ Pitcher’s Quad Strain

0By now you’ve probably heard that Chris Capuano – a 36 year-old left-hander and the Yankees’ projected fifth starter – left his exhibition start in the first inning on Wednesday with a right quadriceps strain. The injury came on a fielding play as he covered first base.

The role of the quadriceps in pitching:

Yankees’ Prospect Faces Shoulder Surgery

0It was another blow for the Yankees yesterday when Luis Torrens, a minor league catcher and top prospect from the international class of 2012 was diagnosed with a season ending labral tear in his right shoulder. Torrens, who will be 19 in May, is scheduled for surgery with Dr. David Altchek on March 5th.

A little about the shoulder labrum:

Questions Remain on Beltran and Tanaka

MLB: New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays… However, despite that, it seems more prudent to me – particularly with older players who may require more healing time – to opt for surgery earlier and allow for a longer period of rehab; particularly in a non-playoff situation. This ensures the best possible recovery and minimizes risk of returning to play (even practice) sooner than medically desirable.

Tanaka's Elbow: An Uncertain Outcome

searchMasahiro Tanaka, now on the DL with a diagnosis of a partial ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) tear in his right elbow, got a consensus of opinion as to a plan of care when he was saw three specialists on Thursday. The good news was that they agreed on managing the injury conservatively rather than jumping right to surgery. That is clearly an indication that the tear is relatively small. However, it seems, as it generally does, that though the course of treatment may be conservative, the estimate for the player’s possible return to action is anything but.