but where is the evidence that somehow pitching 190 IP will hurt him in the long run? Kerry Wood pitched 166 IP as a rookie and got injured.
It's somewhere on the website of the American Sports Medicine Institute.
Seriously, give it up. They didn't just make up the number. They are following the advice of some of the top sports med people in the world who know something about TJ recovery.
Frankly, I'm still in shock that we're having this conversation. It's a no-brainer. You don't blow off medical advice and risk such a prized asset for a run at the ring. It's just wrong.