Tommy John: Why Pitchers' Elbow Injuries Are a Problem in Youth Baseball
Why are elbow injuries in youth sports on the rise? What is the Tommy John surgery, and why should coaches, athletes and parents care? We asked Tommy John himself, the Major League Baseball Veteran who damaged his elbow mid-season in 1974 and received the surgery that has now been coined after him. He explains why young athletes who pitch year round are prone to these surgeries at alarming rates. Find out more on why and how to stop them.