Reds Starting Pitcher Undergoes Tommy John Surgery; Done For Season

More brutal injury news for the Cincinnati Reds.

Reds' starting pitcher Connor Overton has encountered a devastating setback in his season due to a severe elbow injury.

Initially placed on the injured list in mid-April with an elbow strain, further evaluation uncovered extensive ligament damage, ultimately leading to the decision for Overton to undergo Tommy John surgery.

This procedure, well-known among baseball players, involves repairing a torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in the elbow.

After a fantastic start to his year last season, Overton suffered a season-ending stress fracture in his back in May, forcing him to finish the year with a strong 2.73 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, with 14 strikeouts across 33 innings and six appearances.

This season, the 29-year-old didn't fare so well, compiling an 11.45 ERA over three starts. His season will now, yet again, be cut extremely short.

Consequently, Overton's focus will shift towards a rigorous rehabilitation process, expected to extend into the early part of the following season.
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