Cycle of Health

Pushing Teen Athletes: How Far is Too Far?

Season 9 Episode 1 | 26m 46s

Are high school pitchers having the now famous Tommy John surgery too early – stunting their chances for their arm to fully develop? Is this surgery really the cure-all it promises to be? We hear the first hand story of one young pitcher’s journey from injury through surgery and recovery and gain the perspectives of his physical therapist, orthopedic surgeon, coach, teammates and family.

Aired: 08/02/18

Rating: NR

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