Post-Shutdown Injuries

Injury Rates After Lockdown

September 27, 2021

Following the 2020 lockdown and shortened season, what happened to Tommy John surgery rates in Major League Baseball?

According to a recent study, pitchers were 3 TIMES more likely to require UCL reconstruction after the 2020 season.

Why the increase in injury frequency?

Well, previous research suggests that extensive shut down periods and spikes in throwing workload may contribute to increased injury risk.

Moral of the story: what are you doing to track your training & competition workloads?

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