Dr. James Andrews treats Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale with PRP — 4 insights

Written by Eric Oliver | August 20, 2019 | Print  | Email

James Andrews, MD, injected platelet-rich plasma into the left elbow of Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale, MLB.com reports.

What you should know:

1. Mr. Sale was dealing with elbow inflammation. The pitcher went to Dr. Andrews for a second opinion.

2. Dr. Andrews confirmed that Mr. Sale had inflammation but recommended a conservative treatment approach. The Red Sox shut Mr. Sale down for the rest of the 2019 season, and Dr. Andrews will reevaluate him in six weeks.

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 serves as the Tampa Bay Rays' orthopedic medical director.

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