Freddie Freeman spoke with 680 The Fan’s Kevin McAlpin at Chop Fest and gave an update on the condition of his elbow. Bone spurs hampered Freeman down the stretch of the 2019 season and he underwent surgery shortly after Atlanta’s division series loss to the Cardinals.
During the procedure, doctors removed two bone spurs and three loose fragments. The second spur was discovered during the surgery and there was very little room in his elbow joint.
When Dr. David Altchek exited the October elbow surgery and said, “I don’t know how you were playing,” Freeman responded, “Well doc, I wasn’t playing very well.”— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) January 25, 2020
Freeman went on to say that he feels 100 percent and is ready to go for the start of spring camp. He has been hitting and throwing since mid-December and that he had been dealing with pain in his elbow for the last nine years.
Freeman said adrenaline and pain medication had him feeling okay in the playoffs. He just didn't play well. Surgeon told him the second bone spur (discovered in surgery) was likely going to break at any time and his season may well have ended after the NLDS regardless.— Grant McAuley (@grantmcauley) January 25, 2020
From a medical standpoint, Freeman’s status was the biggest offseason question for the Braves. Having Freeman 100 percent is great news for the Braves as they head into the spring.
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