Re: Cueto... Friday night
How many Tommy John surgeries has Kremcheck performed? Research it. You woild be shocked. He knows what to look for. And my guess, it is the player and agent that request the second opinion, instead of the team doctor.
And no you cannot force surgery, but you can test it against baseline, and if you know cartlidge problems, then you know there is no WAY, if monitored correctly, that you can get close to 85% strength without pain or some sort of heavy pain medication within days or of the injiry. At that point the training staff should have some input. Votto hurt it against San Fran and played on it for a good week before tearing it. He should not have been in that situation.
As far as Bray is concerned.... shoulder fatigue.... he is fine.... the same motto for Marshall and the pattern continues for Cueto.
Hell.... read the comments Cueto made when he left the playoff game. He said he told a trainer and they basically said stretch it out.
He is Ford tough