Dr. Neal ElAttrache weighs in on Harvey’s recovery
Medical experts, including Dr. Neal ElAttrache, weigh in on how Matt Harvey’s pitching workload in 2015 will impact his 2016 season, after his initial recovery from Tommy John surgery.
The New York Post quotes Dr. Neal ElAttrache, "'If you go through that period, a year-and-a-half to two years after the surgery, and you’ve done it with minimal or no symptoms, then you have a ligament that has now truly become a ligament,' Neal ElAttrache, a surgeon at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles who has consulted with Boras and Harvey, said Tuesday. ‘Your chances of ripping that approach what it would be if you had a normal ligament situation.’
"Which, as ElAttrache acknowledged, doesn’t mean Harvey is completely out of danger. It does mean, though, that in ElAttrache’s opinion, Harvey is out of the danger zone.”