Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Ohtani’s Season in Jeopardy
Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Ohtani’s Season in Jeopardy

This article is part of our Fantasy Baseball Injury Report series.

Shohei Ohtani

After initially being placed on the 10-day disabled list with a finger blister, Ohtani's health status took a drastic change for the worse. During treatment, the rookie phenom mentioned to the Los Angeles medical staff that his elbow had been bothering him. Further testing revealed a Grade 2 sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL). Now Ohtani is staring at a significant recovery that could ultimately end in Tommy John surgery.

The situation is complex, so let's look at each facet of the problem. To start, the involved structure is the stabilizing ligament located on the inside aspect of the elbow. The surgery necessary to repair the ligament is the infamous Tommy John surgery.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jeff Stotts
Jeff Stotts works as a Certified Athletic Trainer (MAT, ATC, PES, CES). He won the 2011 Best Fantasy Football Article in Print from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.
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