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Think tank shuns radar-gun mindset

Updated: May 29, 2014, 7:22 AM ET
By Jerry Crasnick and Stephania Bell | ESPN.com

Pitchers who throw with 100 percent effort and at higher velocity are at greater risk of suffering the type of elbow injuries that lead to Tommy John surgery, the American Sports Medicine Institute said in a position statement Wednesday.

The statement drafted by Dr. Glenn Fleisig, research director of the ASMI, addressed several misconceptions about elbow injuries and included nine recommendations to help prevent what it called the "epidemic" of ulnar collateral ligament injuries among ...

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