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Offline JMUalumni

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Re: Nationals vs Cardinals, Game 1
« Reply #200: August 26, 2010, 08:18:08 PM »
Don't you usually pick up a few extra mph?

Not really.  The damage that leads to a Tommy John surgery can occur over a course of a few years.  Most players that claim to gain velocity are simply returning to the speeds they pitched at before the onset of the injury.  In some cases, it can take as many as 4 years to regain the pre-injury velocity.