UCL Injury: Risk Factors
Throwing too much or too often, throwing when fatigued or in pain, and player's weight are some of the risk factors for an UCL (Ulnar Collateral Ligament) injury.
Dr. Derek Papp, Sports Medicine Physician with Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, explains this is an overuse injury, it is an injury that happens if somebody throws too much. He recommends playing other sports. "It gives you an opportunity to rest the throwing elbow and shoulder, so if you have any kind of thing going on it gives you a chance to get better."