Dr. James Andrews performs Tommy John on White Sox pitcher Zach Putnam — 4 insights

Written by Eric Oliver | June 27, 2017 | Print  |

James Andrews, MD, performed Tommy John surgery on White Sox reliever Zach Putnam, CSN Chicago reports.

Here's what you should know:


1. Mr. Putnam was placed on the disabled list on April 25 with right elbow inflammation. He had several other issues with his throwing elbow before that.


2. Mr. Putnam will be out for 12 to 18 months.


3. Dr. Andrews is a founding partner of Gulf Breeze, Fla.-based Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine. He is one of the leading orthopedic surgeons in the world, and his center is internationally recognized for its sports medicine treatment.


4. Dr. Andrews is the orthopedic medical director for the Tampa Bay Rays.


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