David Shoemaker of GrantLand.com Tweeted that he heard Daniel Bryan needs Tommy John surgery and will be out at least three more months.
This is not necessarily a new update as it was known Bryan needed elbow surgery and once he had the surgery, it would require at least three more months of rehabilitation. What is new is the fact the procedure he needs is Tommy John surgery, a medical practice ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction.
It was believed Bryan had a nerve issue in his elbow, however, this would indicate the injury has to do with the UCL. The surgery is common in Major League Baseball as it's a surgical graft procedure in which the ulnar collateral ligament in the medial elbow is replaced with a tendon from elsewhere in the body. The timeframe for a MLB pitcher is much longer and usually requires a full year of rehabilitation, however, it's shorter for position players due to less stress placed on the elbow.
Bryan said over SummerSlam weekend that he was originally scheduled for elbow surgery on Tuesday, however, it was postponed in order to run more tests.
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