Shohei Ohtani underwent surgical procedure at this time to deal with the UCL tear in his proper elbow, in accordance with an announcement launched by his agent Nez Balalo. The particular sort of the surgical procedure (whether or not a Tommy John process or an inside brace) wasn’t specified by Balalo or Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who carried out the process.
“The last word plan after deliberation with Shohei was to restore the ssue at hand and to bolster the wholesome ligament in place whereas including viable tissue for the longevity of the elbow,” Dr. ElAttrache stated within the assertion. “I anticipate full restoration and he’ll be able to hit with none restrictions come Opening Day of 2024 and do each (hit and pitch) come 2025.”
Ohtani himself additionally commented on the state of affairs through his Instagram web page, in a considerably uncharacteristic transfer for a participant recognized for his relative lack of public statements. Ohtani’s assertion: “I had a process performed on my elbow earlier this morning and all the pieces went properly. Thanks very a lot for everybody’s prayers and type phrases. It was very unlucky that I couldn’t end out the yr on the sphere, however I will likely be rooting on the boys till the top. I’ll work as onerous as I can and do my finest to come back again on the diamond stronger than ever. Go Halos!!”
Extra to come back….