Hey everyone, My son Jacob is 10 and hurt his elbow pitching about 1.5 weeks ago. I got him in right away to an Ortho. He said he has a mild Type 1 fracture of the growth plate, otherwise known as Little League Elbow)LLE. He put him into a split and that comes off Monday and he starts Physical Therapy.
My question is this. He plays for a travel team that plays until the end of July. I’m not excited about the idea of him pitching again this year unless he makes a fully recovery and the doctor clears him for that. However, I’m wondering if anyone has experience with this and if he will be able to start hitting soon and if this will cause damage or not? We are for sure taking it slow as he has alot of upside in the future. His growth plates are huge so he has alot of growing to do. The doctor thought he could be well over 6’6". he is very tall and lanky right now with a live arm.
Any feedback to this type of injury would be appreciated. The doctor as well as his pitching coach say chances for a full recovery are GREAT!