tommy john surgery


Rays Pitcher Jonny Venters is on an Unprecedented Campaign of Recovery

The Tampa Bay reliever has come back from three Tommy John surgeries and a five-season absence from MLB.
Rachael McDaniel
sports medicine

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.
Ray Glier
david price

David Price Getting the Dreaded Dr. James Andrews Second Opinion

David Price experience elbow/forearm discomfort after a simulated game and had an MRI.
Sean Newell
weak in review

Discipline, Punish, And Matt Harvey: David Roth's Weak In Review

After a comeback season of triumph and noise, Matt Harvey looks lost at sea. That's a problem for him, and the Mets. The way he's been shredded in the press is something else.
David Roth

Where Does Matt Harvey Go from Here?

After a historically great recovery from Tommy John surgery, the New York Mets' erstwhile ace already looks gassed and out of answers.
Jonathan Bernhardt

Need for Speed: Has Baseball Reached Peak Velocity?

Noah Syndergaard is averaging 92 MPH—on his slider. Is baseball entering a new golden age of velocity, or have its arms finally reached their breaking point?
Mike Vorkunov

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.
Mike Vorkunov

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.
Ben Berkon

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.
Steven Goldman
literal fantasy sports

Matt Harvey Is Wide Awake in the Mets' Dream Season

Matt Harvey was once a player that Mets fans dreamed on, but as New York continues their improbable dream season, he has emerged in a surprising new role: buzzkill.
Howard Megdal
youth sports

Generation Knife: Will Overuse End Up Ruining Young Athletes?

Young athletes are suffering injuries that previously were only seen with adult athletes. Overuse appears to be the cause.
B. David Zarley