Originally Posted by medford
When Stassburg blew out his elbow, and all the talk of the "inverted W" started proping up, the video of Prior's throwing motion showed a clear "inverted W". If they still attribute that as a cause to elbow wear or not, I don't know, but if that theory still applies, its pretty clear why he had elbow trouble.
Don't know if this is brought up farther along in this thread, but, Prior's elbow trouble was the result of being hit by a comebacker and breaking his arm. He's never had tommy john surgery. His shoulder is what ended up ruined.