Sobering Shoulder/Elbow Statistics for Baseball Players
Posted Sep 07 2008 7:56pm
Stastics Don’t Lie
We don’t think it will happen to us - but it’s got to happen to someone - that’s just the way it is - statistics don’t lie.
A study led by Dr. Steven B. Cohen, assistant team physician for the Philadelphia Phillies and reported on the website Science Daily, revealed the following:
45% of baseball players who have shoulder or elbow surgery were able to return to their previous level or higher
players who had elbow surgery were more likely to reach their previous level of play or higher than players who had shoulder surgery
for AA, AAA or major league players, only 18% were able to make the comeback
Prevention is the Key to Long-Term Success
The study was also reported on in the Tucson Citizen, where Cohen and co-author of the study, Dr. Gerard Varlotta said, “stretching and strengthening exercises are key for preventing injuries in professional - and recreational - players.”
Take the time to warm-up and cool-down, stretch and strengthen your shoulder. It could make all the difference for you and your shoulder.