Angels Star Shohei Ohtani Is Avoiding Tommy John Surgery ... For Now


Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani received platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections for a Grade 2 ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injury in his elbow this week. At the very least, this is a short-term problem for Ohtani, but it may also be a harbinger of a much bigger issue. What concerns me is Ohtani’s history of UCL issues: In late 2017, he had a Grade 1 UCL sprain treated with a PRP injection.

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