Los Angeles Dodgers All-Star shortstop Corey Seager caught a tough break in early May as he was forced to undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery.
The elbow issues were something that he had been dealing with for around a year, but offseason surgery wasn’t deemed necessary. Seager opted for rest and rehab and was able to manage the pain.
But a couple throws in the final game he played did enough damage on the elbow that surgery was then deemed necessary. Immediately after the with the procedure, Seager went through a period of time where he wasn’t allowed to do any physical activity because he couldn’t get sweat in the surgical wound.
He is now almost past that phase and in an interview with David Vassegh of AM 570 L.A. Sports Radio, said he is looking forward to getting back in a routine:
“It’s been good. Obviously it’s been slow and just kind of not a whole lot, but not really in any pain anymore which is nice so it’s just progressing. It’s kind of almost like preparing for a game. You do it every day so it’s almost nice to get back into a routine of having something to do. So the last few weeks have been pretty boring with not being able to do things, it’ll be nice to be able to start doing something every day.”
While Seager’s 2018 season is surely over, the good news for him is that recovery from Tommy John surgery takes less time for position players than pitchers.
So Seager will attempt to be ready for the start of the 2019 season, although the organization will likely be cautious with their young shortstop and make sure that he is fully healthy before returning to game action.
One decision that already appears to have been made is that Seager will not move off his position because of the elbow surgery.
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