Monday, September 27, 2010

Velasquez had Tommy John surgery

Well, that's not good news. Baseball America is reporting that Astros 2010 2nd Round pick Vincent Velasquez had Tommy John surgery last week and is expected to miss "most or all" of 2011.

Velasquez left his last start early after scar tissue in his elbow broke loose, causing the discomfort which the above surgery was to fix.

2 comments:

Joe said...

Damn dude WTF? I feel bad for him, but it was known he has a funky delivery and injury concerns. Maybe he can have a Yovani Gallardo type of comeback.

The Constable. said...

There's a good chance he'll be fine - probably best that it happened now, as opposed to three or four years down the road - but the timing is strange. Surely the Astros knew about the scar tissue before drafting him...