Baseball Lab: What Is Tommy John Surgery, And Why Do Players Need It?

Baseball is one of the hardest games to play, and every action takes a toll on a player’s body.

One of the most difficult things to do is pitch, and many players get hurt doing so. One of the most serious of those pitching injuries is called Tommy John surgery.

NESN’s Gary Striewski did a little research to find out what Tommy John surgery is, where it got its name and how the injury happens. Check it out in the video from “NESN Clubhouse” above.

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