Fernandez honored on anniversary of surgery by Dr. Neal ElAttrache

On the second anniversary of his Tommy John surgery performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, Jose Fernandez was named NL Player of the Week.

The Sun Sentinel reports, “Jose Fernandez was immediately struck by the significance of the timing of his selection Monday as National League Player of the Week. It was two years to the day that Dr. Neal ElAttrache performed Tommy John Surgery on his right elbow at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles."

Then, regarding the current communication between Jose Fernandez and Dr. Neal ElAttrache, "Fernandez said he maintains regular contact with ElAttrache, who attended the game he pitched — and won — at Dodger Stadium last month. ‘That was special,’ Fernandez said. ‘I was talking to him a lot about it. We talk a lot. Every start I send him a text, 'everything feels good, working hard, following the plan.'”