Bobby Parnell Has Torn UCL
Jeez, only one game into 2014 and the Mets’ season is crumbling by the minute. What else can go wrong?
Per the Mets:
Parnell received a platelet-rich plasma injection and has been prescribed complete rest for the next two weeks. After that time, he will begin a throwing program that will determine whether elbow surgery will be required.
Well, if nothing else, news of the injury provides a segue into my latest conversation with sport kinesiologist Angel Borrelli, who wrote an entire book on the pitching elbow and knows a few things about how and why UCL tears occur. Among other subjects, we discuss what pitchers do after Tommy John surgery — and guess what? Matt Harvey could very well return at some point this year. You can listen to it below.