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The New Tommy John Surgery That Could Change Baseball
For nearly half a century, a UCL injury has meant complete elbow reconstruction for pitchers—and over a year of rehab. Thanks to an enterprising doctor and some very high-quality tape, that is finally changing.
Zack Wheeler, the Mets' Fifth Young Ace, Is Biding His Time
After undergoing Tommy John surgery, Zack Wheeler hasn't pitched for the Mets in 30 months, but he has his eye on rejoining the team's young rotation.
Biomechanics and the Youth Pitching Injury Epidemic
Youth and high school pitchers are hurting now more than ever. Now some companies are trying to bring the biomechanics technology used by the pros, like wearables and motion capture, to homes and schools.
Kerry Wood, The Cubs, And The Importance Of Hope
This week in 1999, Kerry Wood felt a twinge in his elbow. It was the beginning of a long and unsatisfying road for him and the Cubs, but there's a lesson in it.