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March 7, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
Senior Lucas Giolito of Studio City Harvard-Westlake, arguably the No. 1 high school pitching prospect in the nation, sprained the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow in the seventh inning on Tuesday and will be sidelined for six to 10 weeks, Coach Matt LaCour said Wednesday. "He's probably done for our season," LaCour said. Giolito pulled himself with one out in the seventh inning of a game against Mission Hills Alemany after "he felt a grab on his last pitch," his father, Rick, said.
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April 9, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna, This post has been updated. See below
SEATTLE -- Josh Hamilton has a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb and said he will undergo surgery in the coming days, a procedure that could sideline the hot-hitting Angels left fielder for six to eight weeks. Hamilton, who injured the thumb on a head-first slide into first base in the seventh inning of Tuesday night's 5-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners, also tore a capsule in the thumb. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list and replaced on the roster by outfielder J.B. Shuck, who was recalled from triple-A Salt Lake.
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June 5, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Now, you really didn't think the Dodgers could go an entire day without some bad injury news, did you? Sorry, their incredible roll continues. Prior to Wednesday's game the Dodgers announced that left-hander Scott Elbert will undergo Tommy John surgery. It's more tough news for the 27-year-old Elbert, the former No. 1 draft pick who seemed to have found his role with the Dodgers last year as a left-handed specialist (1-1, 2.20 earned-run average, 1.22 WHIP). Elbert had yet to pitch this season, trying to battle back from a pair of elbow surgeries . He was originally expected to return at the end of April, but his rehab stretched into late May. He seemed finally on schedule to return, but failed his final test when he pitched in back-to-back games and his new problem emerged.
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June 5, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Now, you really didn't think the Dodgers could go an entire day without some bad injury news, did you? Sorry, their incredible roll continues. Prior to Wednesday's game the Dodgers announced that left-hander Scott Elbert will undergo Tommy John surgery. It's more tough news for the 27-year-old Elbert, the former No. 1 draft pick who seemed to have found his role with the Dodgers last year as a left-handed specialist (1-1, 2.20 earned-run average, 1.22 WHIP). Elbert had yet to pitch this season, trying to battle back from a pair of elbow surgeries . He was originally expected to return at the end of April, but his rehab stretched into late May. He seemed finally on schedule to return, but failed his final test when he pitched in back-to-back games and his new problem emerged.
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February 22, 2011 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times
Tommy John surgery may be fairly common among some athletes, but misperceptions about the procedure may abound, a study finds. The study, presented at a recent meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine in San Diego, surveyed 189 players (youth, high school and college), 15 coaches and 31 parents about their knowledge of the surgery and recovery time. The surgery involves reconstruction of the ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow, which is typically replaced by another tendon from the body.
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August 20, 2012 | By Michael Robinson
Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford will have season-ending Tommy John surgery on his left elbow Thursday, the Red Sox announced Monday. Crawford had been playing with a tear in his left elbow's ulnar collateral ligament. His symptoms worsened, and he decided to go through with the surgery after a consultation with Dr. James Andrews. The Red Sox left fielder struggled last year after signing a seven-year, $142-million contract. He partially tore his elbow ligament in April while rehabbing from wrist surgery that caused him to miss the first 89 games of the season.
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August 24, 2012 | By Eric Sondheimer
Lucas Giolito, a first-round draft pick of the Washington Nationals and former standout pitcher for Studio City Harvard-Westlake, will undergo Tommy John reconstructive surgery Aug. 31, his father, Rick, confirmed Friday. Giolito received a $2.95-million signing bonus from the Nationals despite missing most of his senior year after spraining the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow last March. He had been clocked throwing a 100-mph fastball. He made his minor league debut Aug. 14, pitching two innings before being removed from the game.
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September 5, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
Chad Billingsley could sit out all of the 2013 season if he has to undergo surgery to repair a partially torn ligament in his right elbow. Billingsley, who had developed into a reliable No. 2 pitcher behind ace Clayton Kershaw, will not pitch again this season, no matter how far the Dodgers might advance should they qualify for the postseason. The Dodgers first will try a rehabilitation program, allowing the right-hander four to six weeks of rest and treatment before he resumes throwing.
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April 9, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna, This post has been updated. See below
SEATTLE -- Josh Hamilton has a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb and said he will undergo surgery in the coming days, a procedure that could sideline the hot-hitting Angels left fielder for six to eight weeks. Hamilton, who injured the thumb on a head-first slide into first base in the seventh inning of Tuesday night's 5-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners, also tore a capsule in the thumb. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list and replaced on the roster by outfielder J.B. Shuck, who was recalled from triple-A Salt Lake.
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March 10, 2010
Tests on Nathan's right throwing elbow of Minnesota Twins closer Joe Nathan have revealed a significant tear in the ulnar collateral ligament, an injury that could require season-ending Tommy John surgery. Nathan's 246 saves over six seasons are the most in the majors during that span. General Manager Bill Smith said the plan is to first give Nathan time to let soreness and swelling subside, and build strength in the muscles around the joint, before a final decision about surgery.
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September 5, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
Chad Billingsley could sit out all of the 2013 season if he has to undergo surgery for a torn ligament in his right elbow. Billingsley will not pitch again this season, no matter how far the Dodgers might advance should they qualify for the postseason. The Dodgers put him on the 60-day disabled list Wednesday. The Dodgers first will try a rehabilitation program, allowing the right-hander four to six weeks of rest and treatment before he resumes throwing. Billingsley said he has a slightly torn ulnar collateral ligament, which often requires Tommy John surgery.
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August 24, 2012 | By Eric Sondheimer
Lucas Giolito, a first-round draft pick of the Washington Nationals and former standout pitcher for Studio City Harvard-Westlake, will undergo Tommy John reconstructive surgery Aug. 31, his father, Rick, confirmed Friday. Giolito received a $2.95-million signing bonus from the Nationals despite missing most of his senior year after spraining the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow last March. He had been clocked throwing a 100-mph fastball. He made his minor league debut Aug. 14, pitching two innings before being removed from the game.
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August 20, 2012 | By Michael Robinson
Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford will have season-ending Tommy John surgery on his left elbow Thursday, the Red Sox announced Monday. Crawford had been playing with a tear in his left elbow's ulnar collateral ligament. His symptoms worsened, and he decided to go through with the surgery after a consultation with Dr. James Andrews. The Red Sox left fielder struggled last year after signing a seven-year, $142-million contract. He partially tore his elbow ligament in April while rehabbing from wrist surgery that caused him to miss the first 89 games of the season.
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March 7, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
Senior Lucas Giolito of Studio City Harvard-Westlake, arguably the No. 1 high school pitching prospect in the nation, sprained the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow in the seventh inning on Tuesday and will be sidelined for six to 10 weeks, Coach Matt LaCour said Wednesday. "He's probably done for our season," LaCour said. Giolito pulled himself with one out in the seventh inning of a game against Mission Hills Alemany after "he felt a grab on his last pitch," his father, Rick, said.
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February 22, 2011 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times
Tommy John surgery may be fairly common among some athletes, but misperceptions about the procedure may abound, a study finds. The study, presented at a recent meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine in San Diego, surveyed 189 players (youth, high school and college), 15 coaches and 31 parents about their knowledge of the surgery and recovery time. The surgery involves reconstruction of the ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow, which is typically replaced by another tendon from the body.
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March 10, 2010
Tests on Nathan's right throwing elbow of Minnesota Twins closer Joe Nathan have revealed a significant tear in the ulnar collateral ligament, an injury that could require season-ending Tommy John surgery. Nathan's 246 saves over six seasons are the most in the majors during that span. General Manager Bill Smith said the plan is to first give Nathan time to let soreness and swelling subside, and build strength in the muscles around the joint, before a final decision about surgery.
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June 27, 2009 | Mike DiGiovanna
The pool of in-house candidates who could bolster the Angels' late-inning relief corps continues to dwindle. In the same week Kelvim Escobar suffered another shoulder setback that will sideline the potential setup man for several weeks, the Salt Lake Bees announced that Jose Arredondo went on the disabled list because of an elbow injury -- a right ulnar collateral ligament sprain. The right-hander had a 1.
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June 27, 2009 | Mike DiGiovanna
The pool of in-house candidates who could bolster the Angels' late-inning relief corps continues to dwindle. In the same week Kelvim Escobar suffered another shoulder setback that will sideline the potential setup man for several weeks, the Salt Lake Bees announced that Jose Arredondo went on the disabled list because of an elbow injury -- a right ulnar collateral ligament sprain. The right-hander had a 1.
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