[Timeout] Ohtani tears ligaments in right arm, how can he hit?

[Timeout] Ohtani tears ligaments in right arm, how can he hit?

Being a left-handed hitter puts less pressure on his right arm… but it’s not completely torn

Japanese baseball superstar Shohei Ohtani (29-LA Angels), a left-handed hitter, was diagnosed with a torn medial collateral ligament in his throwing right elbow after a game on 24 April. A decision has yet to be made on whether he will undergo a so-called “Tommy John” surgery to reattach the ligaments in his elbow, 바카라사이트which he already underwent in 2018. For now, it has been confirmed that he will not pitch for the rest of the season. His final numbers for the season were 10-5 with a 3.14 ERA in 23 starts (132 innings), 167 strikeouts and a .184 batting average. However, the right-handed hitter will continue to hit. He currently leads his league (American) and the entire major leagues in home runs (44) and will be looking for his first career batting title.

The medial collateral ligament of the elbow is the tissue that holds the elbow bone together. When this ligament is damaged, it causes pain, and when it tears, it can cause bone problems as the elbow bones rub together. At the moment, the extent of Ohtani’s ligament injury is not known. However, it’s believed that he can still hit, so it’s not completely torn.

SPOTV commentator Yang Sang-moon, a former pitching coach for the Korean national baseball team, said, “He injured his right ligament due to the load of the extension motion (while pitching), but he’s a left-handed hitter, so he uses his left arm to extend. “However, if one ligament is damaged to the point where he can’t throw, he may have problems hitting,” he says. “It depends on the extent of the injury and the level of pain, but unlike pitching, where the elbow is impacted with every throw, batting is possible as long as the damage is not too severe,” said KT Baseball trainer Goo Ja-rook. “The idea is to undergo full-scale treatment after the season.” “Elbow ligament tears are only seen in pitchers, so they stop playing when they get damaged,” said Lee Hyo-jin, professor of orthopaedics at Seoul St Mary’s Hospital. “Hitters don’t get injured in this area very often, and I’ve never seen a hitter play with ligament damage, so I’m not sure.” “I think he’s trying to show that he’s going to be active at the plate to help secure a new contract after the season.” Ohtani is eligible for free agency after this season.

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