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Tommy John surgery

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Rainman, May 28, 2014.

  1. Rainman

    Rainman Active Member

    I'm new to this forum stuff, so I wasn't sure if I should start a new topic or put this in the MLB thread. If I'm in the wrong, please move it there....

    Dr. Jobe told Nolan Ryan he needed that specialized surgery in 1987. Ryan rejected that and did his own rehab. He pitched another six years at an advanced age.

    This begs this question - is surgery embraced too quickly?
  2. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Perhaps but you also have to account for the fact that the surgery is much more
    advanced now as well as the diagnostic techniques resulting in more
    informed decisions.
  3. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I'm amazed Ryan has never been connected to steroids.
  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Ryan is an outlier in a lot of ways, as was Randy Johnson. Trying to compare other guys to them is kind of pointless.
  5. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    No it doesn't.
  6. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Was waiting for that.

    Am never using that phrase again.
  7. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Well, Randy Johnson did play college baseball with a certain slugger...
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Tommy John. Who had Tommy John surgery.

    Who didn't see that one coming?

    "Hey Tommy. Here's a surgery with your name all over it, pal!"
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