Dr. James Andrews repairs flexor tendon on Phillies' Tommy Hunter — 4 insights

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James Andrews, MD, repaired the flexor tendon in Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Tommy Hunter's right arm, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

What you should know:

1. Mr. Hunter injured the tendon in spring training. He will miss the rest of the season as he recovers.

2. Despite the flexor tendon tear, Mr. Hunter's ulnar collateral ligament remained intact.

3. 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.

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

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