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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.
Patrick Corbin had Tommy John surgery in 2014.
He was on an innings limit last year but this year, he may not have a cap.
The photo of him was taken Jul 11, 2015. As you can see his arm is still far behind when his front foot strikes, so there’s reason to believe he’ll continue to have arm problems.