The Los Angeles Dodgers rotation received a big blow today as it was announced that starting pitcher Chad Billingsley will undergo Tommy John Surgery ending his season.
Near the end of last season there was a decision to be made whether Billinsgley would have Tommy John Surgery. The other option was getting prp (platelet-rich plasma) injections that could possibly prevent the need from surgery to ever take place. The injections were a known risk to both Billingsley and the Dodgers and one they obviously decided was worth taking.
Some, including myself, speculated why the Dodgers would take a risk on the injections that seemed to be a bandage to not prevent, but rather, prolong the inevitable surgery. Now instead of missing just the 2013 season, Billingsley will miss a good portion of next season before he is at full strength. It’s certainly easy for one to say that now given the risk didn’t pay off for either side.
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