When Dr. Frank Jobe first performed elbow ligament replacement surgery on Tommy John 40 years ago, nobody knew if the Dodgers pitcher would ever throw again in the big leagues. John fully recovered, was able to pitch for another 15 years in the majors, and his elbow procedure was renamed Tommy John surgery...
The sporting world might still be buzzing about Chicago White Sox pitcher Philip Humber’s recent perfect game, but he’s not the only one to score one of the most elusive achievements on the diamond.
After a mediocre year with the Red Sox, John Lackey will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair his elbow that will sideline him for all of the 2012 season.
Lackey disappointed Sox fans in his second year with the team posting a 12-12 record with a 6.41 ERA.