Drs. James Andrews, Neal ElAttrache examining Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb — 7 insights

Written by Eric Oliver | July 31, 2018 | Print  |

Arizona Diamondback's third baseman Jake Lamb will meet with James Andrews, MD, and Neal ElAttrache, MD, for an examination of his injured left shoulder, MLB.com reports.

Here's what you should know:

1. Mr. Lamb reinjured his shoulder July 26 while diving for a ball. He initially injured it diving for a pop up earlier in the season.

2. Team physician Gary Waslewski, MD, first examined the MRI, finding only a minor injury. Dr. Andrews will read the MRI July 31, and Mr. Lamb will be examined by Dr. ElAttrache the same day.

3. Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said the team isn't concerned, despite the team's decision to seek multiple opinions.

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

5. Dr. Andrews is the Tampa Bay Rays' orthopedic medical director.

6. Dr. ElAttrache is an orthopedic surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles. He is the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Foundation board chairman and program director for the Kerlan-Jobe fellowship. He is president of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

7. Dr. ElAttrache is the head team physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Rams. He is also an orthopedic consultant to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks and the PGA Tour.

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