A's RHP Jarrod Parker Has Successful Right Elbow Surgery
Oakland A's right-handed pitcher Jarrod Parker underwent successful surgery on his right elbow, the club announced Friday.
The surgery was performed by Dr. Neil ElAttrache at the Kerlan Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles on March 30. Dr. ElAttrache, using Parker's revision UCL graft that was done two years ago, reconstructed the medial compartment of Parker's elbow including reconstructing the flexor tendon and ulnar collateral ligament complex. Parker is resting comfortably and will return to Arizona on Saturday.
Parker re-fractured his medial epicondyle earlier this spring on March 10. He originally fractured it on May 8, 2015 while rehabbing from his second Tommy John surgery on March 24, 2014. Parker underwent season-ending surgery May 19, 2015 with Dr. James Andrews at the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Fla. His previous revised ulnar collateral ligament did not need repairing and the avulsed medial epicondyle fracture was cleaned up and repaired. Parker first underwent Tommy John surgery on Oct. 28, 2009.