🐅Matthew Boyd Bids Goodbye to Season! Tommy John Steps in with His Magic Scalpel🔪
TL;DR: Detroit Tigers’ ace Matthew Boyd is waving his good arm bye-bye to the season, thanks to a sore elbow that’s got him on the surgeon’s table. A fateful sprain is turning out to be the curveball nobody saw coming. And no, folks, Tommy John isn’t the hot new relief pitcher, but the name of the infamous surgery that’s going to put Boyd on the bench for over a year. So, who’s up next in the bullpen, and how’s this going to shake things up for the Tigers?🤔
A hush fell over the crowd as Matthew Boyd, beloved left-handed pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, exited the mound after a mere 15 pitches against the Texas Rangers. Something was clearly amiss, and the sight of Boyd pointing to his elbow sent shivers down the spine of every Tigers fan in the stadium.
Discomfort in his arm? It’s an understatement as dramatic as calling a fastball a bit speedy. Boyd’s minor twinge has been revealed as a partial sprain of the left-hander’s ulnar collateral ligament. In other words, this dude’s elbow needs a complete reconstruction!😱
And when it comes to elbow reconstruction, who’s the main man? Tommy John, of course! Well, not the man himself but the surgery named after him. That’s right, Matthew Boyd is set for a date with Tommy John surgery, a procedure as season-ending as a walk-off grand slam.
That’s gotta sting. Boyd’s ERA might be 5.45, but the ERA (Elbow Reconstruction Anxiety) is hitting the roof. Now, the questions are, when is the operation? And how long is the recovery period? The typical recovery time is between 12 to 14 months. Can you imagine a year without throwing a single pitch?⚾️
Adding to the woes, the Tigers are dealing with quite the injury list. Ten pitchers on the list, half of them starters, and Boyd joins the party. It’s not a party you’d RSVP to willingly, is it?😢
But there’s some good news, too! Right-hander Matt Manning, out since April 11 with a foot fracture, got activated and made his debut against the Rangers. It’s his chance to shine, but can he fill Boyd’s shoes, or rather his glove?
Boyd, who signed a $10 million, one-year deal last December, has a long road to recovery ahead. The 32-year-old had made 143 starts for Detroit from 2015-21, but his season ends here with just 10 relief appearances.
So what now for the Tigers? Do they have the depth to cover for Boyd’s absence? Or will they be prowling the market for a new pitcher? Can Matt Manning step up to the mound and knock it out of the park? Or are we going to see a mid-season meltdown in Detroit?
Most importantly, how are YOU, as Tigers fans, feeling about this? With a year-long break, do you think Boyd will bounce back stronger?💪 Or is it time for the Tigers to start hunting for some fresh talent? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! And remember, it ain’t over till the fat lady sings…or in this case, until the last pitch is thrown!💥
DISCLAIMER: This article does not provide medical advice or recommend any specific course of action regarding injuries.