Monday, August 11, 2014

Chap Baseball's Coleman contributes to special report on sports-related injuries

David Coleman, head coach of the nationally-ranked Midland College Chaparral Baseball Team, was among those sought out by the Midland Reporter-Telegram's Chris Hummer for a special report about "a situation baseball coaches at any level could potentially face. The matter is now more polarizing than ever with the rash of elbow injuries in baseball and the current fascination with ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction, better known as Tommy John surgery. The procedure is a surgical graft, where a tendon is taken from another part of the body and is reconstructed in the elbow. It’s the operation that’s taken over baseball. Tommy John surgeries have been labeled an 'epidemic' by some ..."

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• SPORTS SPECIAL REPORT: The 'epidemic' of elbow surgeries

By Chris Hummer
Midland Reporter-Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Lance White thought it was a joke.

Hours before the pivotal games of Midland High’s season, an elimination situation against Flower Mound Marcus in the Class 5A regional semifinals, head coach Barry Russell informed White he would not start on the mound in the first Saturday matchup, or the second, if it came to it.

“I can’t risk injuring you or cause you to have a worse injury, as much as I want to pitch you,” Russell said ...

read the rest of this MRT report ... 


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    1. Motiur, thanks for the feedback ... the real shout-out, though, needs to go to Chris Hummer at the MR-T. S, you're posting from Pittsburgh, huh? Steeler Nation!