Shohei Ohtani — gentle of our lives, two-way participant of our desires, the entire baseball leisure set in a single easy-to-consume bundle — is occurring the disabled record. And not a fast “simply in case” journey both, it appears. This is a extra worrisome drawback.
Shohei Ohtani can be positioned on the disabled record with a grade 2 sprain of the UCL. He underwent a PRP and Stem Cell injection yesterday with Dr. Steve Yoon in Los Angeles. He can be re-evaluated in three weeks and we’ll replace his plan of care at the moment.
— Angels (@Angels) June 8, 2018
This damage is what Ohtani was dealing with during the offseason as well, though at that time it was solely a Grade 1 pressure. The information of that got here out after he had signed with the Angels however they knew of the damage earlier than he joined the group (as did each staff pursuing him).
Right now there’s no information of him needing to endure a process past what he’s already carried out, a Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection with some stem cells thrown in on the facet. Basically the Five Guys combo order of baseball participant medical care.
Both are procedures that Ohtani has carried out earlier than, so hopefully a mixture of that and relaxation can be sufficient to avoid wasting him from a prolonged keep on the disabled record or (god forbid) Tommy John Surgery.
Three weeks is a very long time to attend for Ohtani to be re-evaluated, particularly with the Mariners wanting like they do within the AL West whereas the Angels attempt to struggle them and the Astros off, but when it’s only some weeks earlier than he can get again on the mound well-rested and sharp then that’s not too dangerous a worth to pay.
Let’s simply hope time and relaxation are all which can be wanted.