Tommy John surgery has become such a routine procedure in baseball over the years that we tend to forget how serious it is. Dodgers reliever Todd Coffey gave us a reminder on Thursday night. Coffey tweeted a picture of his elbow post-surgery and as you can see there were plenty of stitches involved.
I don’t know anything about the specifics of Tommy John surgery, but it looks like Coffey’s entire arm was filleted open. At least he was heavily medicated when it happened unlike Taylor Hall when his face was cut open, but it still looks pretty intense. Since this is the second Tommy John surgery of Coffey’s career, that scar probably ain’t nothing to a boss.
H/T Big League Stew