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Want to avoid Tommy John surgery? Don't throw so hard

May 29, 2014
INDIANA SPORTS PAGE



Young pitchers of the world, listen up: If you want to avoid the Tommy John epidemic that has plagued Major Leaguers in recent years, dial back your fastball. Do not throw as hard as you can on every pitch.

That seems obvious, sure. But the point is emphasized by a position statement released by Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Glenn Feisig of the American Sports Medicine Institute, perhaps the world’s foremost experts on ulnar collateral ligament tears. They write:

READ MORE: http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/05/tommy-john-surgery-james-andrews-amsi-recommendations-mlb


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