Shohei Ohtani injury update: Angels pitcher placed on DL with UCL sprain

Shohei Ohtani will be placed on the disabled list with a grade 2 sprain of his right (pitching) ulnar collateral ligament, the Angels announced Friday.

He underwent a platelet-rich plasma and stem cell injection as a form of treatment Thursday and will be re-evaluated in three weeks, according to the team.

Ohtani, 23, was removed from his most recent mound start with what manager Mike Scioscia described afterward as a blister problem, however Friday’s news appears far worse for the double-threat rookie sensation.

However, a fellow Japanese pitcher, Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka, has dealt with a similar injury and has been pitching with it for several years now, so it’s possible Ohtani could work his way back without major reconstructive surgery.

The team will also monitor his practice reps to get him ready for the regular season, which kicks off Sept. 9 against the Bengals.

Luck was seen throwing for the first time in months last Tuesday as the Colts began mandatory minicamp. He missed all of last season after undergoing shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum in January 2017. Reports initially suggested he would be ready for the 2017 opener, but his return was pushed back after he suffered a setback in practice and he was shut down for the season on Nov. 2.

Given Luck’s history, it’s clear why the Colts are exercising caution.

Curry, after he was relayed James’ thoughts, said, I agree with ‘Bron.

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