The worst-case scenario came out that Shohei Ohtani (29, LA Angels), who ended the 2023 season as a pitcher due to an elbow injury, would not be able to show up properly on the mound for up to three years 바카라사이트.
On the 26th (Korean time), MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, paid attention to Ohtani’s progress after his elbow injury, saying, “It was shocking and heartbreaking news not only for Ohtani and the Los Angeles Angels, but also for baseball fans around the world.”
Ohtani took the mound as a starting pitcher in the first game of a doubleheader against the Cincinnati Reds on the 24th, but was pulled after 1⅓ innings complaining of elbow pain. Immediately after the end of the second game of the double header, the Los Angeles Angels officially announced that “Ohtani will not be able to play as a pitcher for the rest of the season due to a torn medial collateral ligament (UCL) in his right elbow.”
In fact, this isn’t the first time Ohtani has had trouble in the mound this season. It started when he felt discomfort in his arm after a good pitch against San Francisco on the 10th with 1 run (0 earned) in 6 innings. He skipped a scheduled start against the Texas Rangers on the 17th due to arm fatigue. In the end, he showed lower speed in the second inning against Cincinnati, and in the worst case, suffered an injury that required the second elbow ligament joint surgery (Tommy John surgery) since 2018.
Still undecided on what decision to make, Ohtani has three options left. First, it is to postpone the surgery until after the season and complete the season as a designated hitter for the rest of the season. Second, depending on the degree of ligament damage, it is to return to the ground within this season after simple procedures such as plasma injection (PRP) or stem cell treatment.
MLB.com, which introduced both methods, said, “If you perform elbow surgery with an internal brace, you will have a quick recovery time of 6 to 9 months.” When I received it, I tried both PRP injection and stem cell treatment, but in the end, I had to undergo Tommy John surgery,” he said with a skeptical look.