Doctors Suggest Tommy John Surgery for Seranthony Dominguez
Scott Lauber is reporting this morning that right handed reliever Seranthony Dominguez has been given the recommendation to undergo Tommy John surgery.
Dominguez has still not made the decision to have the surgery. According to reports, the tests aren’t conclusive and Seranthony is currently in the Dominican Republic resting his arm while baseball is shutdown.
When If baseball returns this season, he intends to undergo additional tests before making the decision on surgery.
Other notable pitchers Noah Syndergaard (Mets) and Chris Sale (Red Sox) have already elected to undergo surgery.
Per Scott Lauber:
It has been suggested to Dominguez that he undergo a reconstruction of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, a source close to the Phillies reliever said Monday evening. The procedure, commonly known as Tommy John surgery, typically sidelines a pitcher for at least 12 months.
To make matters even worse (as it always does), Dominguez is out of the country, and the majority of doctors have suspended performing these surgeries to focus their efforts on the COVID-19 pandemic – which could temporarily delay any type of resolution to the lingering injury.
Dominguez was set to comeback this year and primed to take on a big role in the Phillies’ bullpen. He threw a scoreless inning in Spring Training this year before suffering a set back in his rehab with tightness yet again in his elbow.
Bad News from Clearwater: Seranthony Dominguez suffered a setback in recovery from elbow injury. More info to come. pic.twitter.com/jyvDcsZJQF
— The Liberty Line (@LibertyLinePHL) March 11, 2020
Stop me if you’ve heard this before: A Philadelphia sports team mismanaged yet another injury. Nothing really surprises me anymore. In my expert opinion, Seranthony should have underwent surgery months ago. Now we’re stuck in a situation with no baseball, limited doctors, travel restrictions, and no definite answers in the near future.
Who knows when the MLB is going to come back, if ever. We’re all hoping for a shortened season beginning in June, but even that seems unlikely at this point. What we do know, is ff baseball returns, the Phillies will be without a key member of their bullpen.