• Josh Johnson will have Tommy John surgery, won't pitch an inning for Padres in 2014

    Summary of 5 articles · Updated Apr 24, 2014
    Not only will it be another Tommy John surgery for Johnson, but it will also be his second elbow surgery in six months. Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan reported last week that the Padres feared Johnson might need Tommy John, and the worst has come to pass. San Diego Padres starter Josh Johnson is scheduled to undergo elbow ligament-replacement surgery for the second time and will miss the entire season. Former major league pitcher Tommy John says it's "unreal" that so many pitchers need elbow surgery 40 years after he was the first to undergo the procedure that now bears his name. Black said Johnson will work hard to return to the mound. The right-hander, signed in November to an $8 million, one-year contract, was placed on the disabled list before the season began.
    Source: yahoo.com
    • Tommy John stunned by surgery 'epidemic'

      Former major league pitcher Tommy John says it's "unreal" that so many pitchers need elbow surgery 40 years after he was the first to undergo the procedure that now bears his name.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Pads' Johnson to undergo 2nd Tommy John

      San Diego Padres starter Josh Johnson is scheduled to undergo elbow ligament-replacement surgery for the second time and will miss the entire season.

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