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Dodgers News: “Problems” Arise from Corey Seager’s Elbow MRI



Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager has been dealing with issues in his elbow for the past few weeks.

On Friday, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reported that Seager is still experiencing problems in regards to recovery.

However, Andy McCullough assured fans that this isn’t a career-threatening injury.

Elbow injuries often result from overuse and repetitive high stresses. Injury rate is highly related to the number of baseballs thrown, the number of innings, and the number of months spent playing throughout the year. Seager’s participated in 2,543 full innings throughout his short 3 year career in a Dodgers uniform.

Taller and heavier players throw with higher velocity. It’s tough to notice on television, but he’s a massive figure measuring at 6’4, 220 lbs.

The severity remains unknown, but the Dodgers medical staff is calling the injury a “sore right elbow.” Dave Roberts recently stated that Seager should be back in the lineup next weekend.

Injuries are always a concern, especially when it happens to great players this late in the season. However, Seager isn’t worried and clearly wants to play though the pain.

The postseason is one month away, and the news hasn’t been encouraging but it’s humbling to know that the 23 year-old All Star is willing to do whatever it takes to make sure the Dodgers accomplish their goal of winning the World Series. Luckily, the Dodgers have some of the best depth in the league and don’t need him to play through any pain just yet.

Look for Seager to keep battling through pitching counts, and taking his focus on infield defense to another level when he returns after mandatory rest.

Written by Staff Writer

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  1. It sounds to me that Seager suffers from tennis elbow. I found that an elastic band above the elbow will deny the full impact to the elbow so that the player can keep on keeping on. Meanwhile, the elbow continues to heal with modest strain to it in the interim. (Not a doctor but have suffered from this problem.)

  2. I’ve had tennis elbow and a sore elbow from baseball. 2 different problems. I agree with Kelly, we can’t diagnose an injury from reading an article any more than we can fix Darvish’s problems by watching the game.

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