Last May, Jarrod Parker broke his elbow — the epicondyle, to be precise — during a minor league rehab start recovering from his second Tommy John surgery. He did not have a third UCL replacement surgery last year, instead opting for non-surgical rehabilitation.
As you already know, Parker again broke his epicondyle and will now go under the knife for the third time.
Could the injury have been avoided?
Last May, I discussed Parker’s first elbow break, why it happened, and how a third TJ surgery could be avoided with pitching motion expert Angel Borrelli. The sound quality is not great but the content is spectacular and worth a listen. It’s too bad that Jarrod Parker didn’t hear it, it might have saved him from his most recent break.
Also in this episode is a full analysis of Drew Smyly’s shoulder woes, and how he might have reversed them.