Stephen Strasburg’s Ulnar Collateral Ligament Has Something to Say

Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg

In the past 24 hours there has been a lot of talk about MLB phenom Stephen Strasburg‘s MRI results, the poor Washington Nationals fans and of course the tear in Strasburg’s right ulnar collateral ligament. Everybody has their jokes and their opinions on the young phenom’s pending Tommy John surgery and subsequent 18 month rehabilitation. No one, however, has gone directly to the source to get a sound bite.

No, not Strasburg, It’s his torn UCL I’m talking about here. I had a chance to conduct a phone interview with the ligament on Friday afternoon (in the “I’m Jack’s medulla oblongata”/”Fight Club” style), here is the raw, unedited transcript of that conversation:

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