Injuries to the elbow’s Tommy John ligament are all to common in pitchers due to the repetitive stresses of throwing thousands of pitches at high speeds. When TJ injuries struck Tyler Junior College pitchers Drew Robertson and Jimmy Johnson, Azalea got them back to normal fast and back in the game.
From KLTV 7:
TJC pitching duo happy to return form Tommy John rehab
TYLER, TX (KLTV) –As a freshman at Vernon Junior College, Palestine native Jimmy Johnson’s baseball future was in doubt.
“It was the second round of conference and I felt a pop in my elbow,” said Johnson. “I kept pitching and knew something wasn’t right. I knew surgery was going to come but I didn’t want to face that until happened. It was the last resort and I got it.”
After undergoing Tommy John surgery in December of 2013, Johnson ran into an old friend. Former Brook Hill pitcher Drew Robertson shared something in common. Robertson was also rehabbing from Tommy John surgery at Azalea Orthopedics. Johnson had no plans for 2014. Robertson recommended TJC.
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