Shohei Ohtani’s side says, “I may not have to have elbow surgery”… Ohtani also suffered a side injury.
Ohtani, ‘no home runs’ for 9th game since announcing elbow injury
There was talk that Shohei Ohtani (29, Los Angeles Angels), who gave up dual sword fighting in the 2023 season due to a right elbow injury, may not undergo surgery.
Otani’s agent, Nez Valero of CCA Sports, met with local reporters ahead of the American professional baseball major league game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Angels held at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, USA on the 5th (Korean time) and said, “Elbow ligament fusion (Tommy John).
“Receiving surgery is the most likely scenario, but there is a possibility that surgery may not be necessary,” he said, offering a hopeful outlook. 온라인카지노
Ohtani appeared as a starting pitcher against the Cincinnati Reds on the 24th of last month, but left the mound in the second inning on his own after complaining of arm fatigue.
Afterwards, the club announced that Ohtani’s elbow ligaments were damaged and that he would not pitch as a pitcher for the remainder of the season.
After undergoing elbow surgery in 2018, Ohtani played only as a designated hitter in 2019, but returned to the mound in 2020 after his rehabilitation was completed.
“Fortunately, the ligament that was sutured through surgery in 2018 was not damaged again. This is a positive thing,” Valero said, adding that this time the damage occurred on the other side of the elbow ligament.
Regarding Otani, who is meeting with various medical staff and considering whether to undergo surgery, Valero said, “His current health is very good.
“I am deeply grateful for the outpouring of love and support.”
At the end of this season, Shohei Ohtani will become a free agent (FA).
Valero added that even if Ohtani undergoes elbow surgery, he can play as a designated hitter in the 2024 season.
He also expressed his intention not to give up his ‘dual sword style’ no matter which club he goes to. He emphasized,
“Ohtani likes to be on the mound consistently.
There is no doubt that he will come back from injury.
He will continue to hit and pitch the same way he has over the past few years.”
The agent was hopeful about Ohtani’s elbow, but Ohtani ended up hurting a new area.
Ohtani, who was practicing batting ahead of the game on this day, complained of pain in his side (oblique muscle) and stopped training, missing the game as well.
Ohtani, who hit his 44th home run of the season in the first game of a double header against Cincinnati on the 24th of last month, has not crossed the fence once in the next 9 games.