Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 6/14/13
It's been 14 months into recovery from Tommy John surgery and Los Angeles Angels pitcher Ryan Madson has finally reached the point where he is willing to try anything to get back on the baseball diamond — even Human Growth Hormone. "If HGH were legal, just in the process of healing, under a doctor's recommendation, in the right dosage, while you're on the (disabled list), I don't think that's such a bad idea," Madson told MLB.com.  "As long as it doesn't have any lasting side effects, negative side effects." The FDA has approved the use of Human Growth Hormone under certain medical conditions, but it is currently on MLB's list of banned substances. After exhausting all legal medical options, Madson now believes that sports-related injuries should also be included in the short list of HGH-allowed therapies. "Even if I get healthy without that," Madson said, "it should be legal, in the right dosage, under supervision, with doctors, for the only purposes to h...
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