It’s everyone’s worst nightmare. GM Rick Hahn announced on Friday that Michael Kopech has a significant UCL tear. He will likely undergo Tommy John and miss the remainder of 2018 season, as well as the entire 2019 season. The team says he is expected to be ready by Spring Training 2020.
Michael Kopech will likely undergo Tommy John surgery after tests revealed a tear in his UCL. He is expected to be ready for Spring Training in 2020.
He will receive a second opinion in the days coming to confirm today’s diagnosis.
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) September 7, 2018
#WhiteSox manager Rick Renteria just talked to Kopech. “It’s a shock to him, it’s a shock to everybody.”
— Scot Gregor (@scotgregor) September 7, 2018
Kopech had difficulty warming up before his last start. Felt it was normal soreness. Reported discomfort to the team the next day and an exam revealed a “significant tear”
— James Fegan (@JRFegan) September 7, 2018
Kopech: “I went from the absolute peak to rock bottom. It sucks.”
— Chuck Garfien (@ChuckGarfien) September 7, 2018
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