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Online Elvir Ovcina

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Re: GMU player dies from Tommy John surgery
« Reply #1: June 19, 2021, 08:31:05 AM »
Just awful:

https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/george-mason-pitcher-sang-ho-baek-dies-following-complications-from-tommy-john-surgery/

Horrible.  Obviously all surgery has risks, but...wow.  This kid was a 20 year old athlete whose surgery was hardly to a vital organ.  That's the sort of thing that really shouldn't happen in the 21st century.

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Re: GMU player dies from Tommy John surgery
« Reply #2: June 19, 2021, 09:19:17 AM »
That’s just crazy. And very sad.

Offline Five Banners

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Re: GMU player dies from Tommy John surgery
« Reply #3: June 19, 2021, 09:14:19 PM »
So sad; condolences to those close to him

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Re: GMU player dies from Tommy John surgery
« Reply #4: June 19, 2021, 09:30:01 PM »
You wonder about clotting and ucl tears. Sounds like a clot travelled. But this has got to be a known and manageable risk. Really sad and perplexing given how many times this surgery has been done

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Re: GMU player dies from Tommy John surgery
« Reply #5: June 19, 2021, 09:37:15 PM »
There is no such thing as minor surgery. This is just a really sad reminder

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Re: GMU player dies from Tommy John surgery
« Reply #6: June 19, 2021, 09:55:25 PM »
There is no such thing as minor surgery. This is just a really sad reminder
Actually there is.  But it always has some risks. 

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Re: GMU player dies from Tommy John surgery
« Reply #7: June 20, 2021, 12:26:30 PM »
Wow. Terrible news.

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Re: GMU player dies from Tommy John surgery
« Reply #8: June 20, 2021, 02:17:09 PM »
Potato Tomahto.
Actually there is.  But it always has some risks.

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Re: GMU player dies from Tommy John surgery
« Reply #9: June 20, 2021, 09:36:25 PM »
Anyone know where the surgery was performed ?