Leo Anderson was in the middle of a baseball game when he threw a ball he had just caught, heard a crunch in his elbow and fell to the ground.
That sound was a growth plate in his elbow breaking, and it ended the now-15-year-old’s season last spring.
Doctors soon said the break was caused by overuse, and the Lake Forest teen underwent surgery to place a pin in his elbow to stabilize it. Anderson, a catcher who had been trying out pitching, wore a cast for 12 weeks before his comeback this fall, playing for the Slammers club team in Lake County. The freshman at Lake Forest High School also underwent physical therapy until November and says he hopes to play for his high school team in the upcoming spring season, in addition to his other team.
Source: Chicago Tribune