Colton Lee Has Torn UCL, Plans To Play Through Pain
Louisiana Ragin' Cajun pitcher Colton Lee has a complete tear of the UCL in his throwing arm. He suffered the injury on March 22nd against Tulane.
The baseball injury requires Tommy John surgery for repair. The 5th year senior from Mississippi plans to delay the surgery and attempt to play through the pain.
A PRP injection would alleviate the pain, but wouldn't allow him to attempt to start throwing again for 6 weeks.
"He wants to help the team, that's the kid he is," said head coach Tony Robichaux. "If he can't handle the pain, he'll go ahead and do Tommy John (surgery). We're not asking him to do that. That's what he wants to do."
Lee, a reliever in his last year of eligibility, has thrown 4.1 innings on the season, sporting a 4.15 ERA in 5 appearances. He's walked 4 and fanned 3 batters.
"He feels if he's going to help the team, (he's) going to gut it out," explained Robichaux. "He's going to do Tommy John (surgery) no matter what. He'd just do it now if he can't throw with the pain."