Shohei Ohtani To Undergo Season-Ending Left Knee Surgery
Angels General Manager Billy Eppler
“Shohei Ohtani will undergo surgery tomorrow in Los Angeles to deal with some bipartite patella in his left knee. An overall schedule for this process is 8-12 weeks for full recovery. We will update with additional information following the process.”
Ohtani ought to have plenty of time to become fit and ready for Spring training but the injury that is newest could impact his recovery. While he has been progressing nicely, ohtani experienced the elbow process last October, there is a knee difficulty not a complication a two-way player like him wants.
The Tommy John recovery kept him from earning his season debut and stopped Ohtani from pitching. Ohtani completed the season with a .286 batting average, 18 home runs and 62 RBIs in 425 plate looks over 106 games.
The Japanese star experienced a small sophomore slump, using pitchers getting more used to him while rehabbing his pitching arm and because he had to deal with the challenge of coming back as a position player.
Shohei Ohtani has a .286 batting average with 40 home runs and 123 RBIs over 210 livelihood matches plus then he went 4-2 with a 3.31 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP at 10 starts last season. The Angels must be careful when monitoring his health during the offseason and Spring Training because he is expected to give as a pitcher following year, and designated hitter.
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