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#Braves LHP Jonny Venters underwent “Tommy John” surgery today to reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 16, 2013
Venters' “Tommy John” surgical procedure was performed in Gulf Breeze, Fla., by Dr. James Andrews. #Braves
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 16, 2013
1. I had a feeling this was coming, but no one likes to talk about these things, because hello, jinx.
2. Remember back in 1999 when Javy blew out his knee sliding into 2B and I just stared at the TV, not blinking? This feels the same. Except worse, because I think I heart Jonny Venters more than I ever hearted Javy Lopez, and that's saying a lot.
2a. I stopped watching Braves games until the 1999 playoffs. What can I say, I was a teenager.
I'm not going to stop watching the Braves this season, but I feel like a lot of joy has been removed. Right now, I'm just a little numb.
Let's all pray and send good thoughts for a speedy and complete recovery.
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Atlanta Braves left-handed reliever, Jonny Venters, underwent Tommy John surgery today, and will be out for the rest of the 2013 season.
The procedure was performed by Dr. James Andrews in Gulf Breeze, Florida, and is designed to reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament.
This is the second time that the 28-year old Venters has had Tommy John surgery. The first procedure was performed...
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