I had my UCL reconstructive surgery on September 8th, 2021. Before deciding it was time to have my elbow looked at, I had searing pain on the inside of my elbow whenever I tried to throw a baseball. From a previous diagnosis, I was under the impression that it was a stress fracture of my sublime tubercle that was causing my extreme discomfort.
After Dr. Cole performed my ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction on my elbow (“Tommy John” surgery), I knew it was going to be a lengthy road back to recovery but it felt as if I was ahead of schedule the entire way - so much to the point I had to tell myself to slow down. I was finally excited to start throwing a baseball again and no longer feared the pain of pitching once more. Within 11 months, I went from struggling to throw at 72 mph to touching 99.9 mph and ultimately becoming signed by the New York Yankees organization.
Dr. Cole did an amazing job and handled it with a level of professionalism that I couldn't be more grateful for.