Dr. David Altchek to perform Tommy John surgery on Yankees' Gleyber Torres: 4 insights

Orthopedic Sports Medicine

David Altchek, MD, will perform Tommy John surgery on the left elbow of Yankee's top pitching prospect Gleyber Torres, the New York Daily reports.

Here are four insights:


1. Yankees believe Mr. Torres will recover in time for 2018 spring training.


2. Mr. Torres visited Christopher Ahmad, MD, who determined Tommy John surgery was necessary.


3. Dr. Altchek is an attending orthopedic surgeon and co-chief emeritus at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.


4. Currently, Dr. Altchek serves as medical director for the New York Mets and medical consultant for the NBA.


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