Yankees’ Luis Severino to Undergo Tommy John Surgery

Yankees’ Luis Severino to Undergo Tommy John Surgery


New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino will have Tommy John surgery after dealing with forearm soreness last week, general manager Brian Cashman announced Tuesday.

Cashman said two doctors confirmed Severino should have the surgery, and the right-hander agreed to have the operation as soon as possible. The procedure will be performed by Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, per the Yankees.

“After much consideration, as well as consultation with the Yankees organization, my family, and my representatives, I have elected to adhere to the advice of the medical professionals and undergo surgery to repair my injured elbow,” Severino said. “I am extremely disappointed that I will not be able to put on a Yankees uniform and compete with my teammates this year, but I promise that I will be working tirelessly during this process to come back stronger than ever to make the greatest fans in baseball proud.”

New York sent Severino to have a battery of tests after he started experiencing forearm soreness again last week. Severino flew to New York on Sunday to start three days of tests at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. Despite his arm appearing healthy this offseason, he started feeling the soreness again while throwing changeups at spring training.

Severino missed five months last season due to an issue with an inflamed rotator cuff. He later dealt with a lat injury while rehabbing his rotator cuff. The 26-year-old returned last season for three games in September before starting twice against the Astros in the American League Championship Series.

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