Shohei Ohtani Makes Steady Recovery After Surgery

Shohei Ohtani makes steady recovery after surgery

In US Major League Baseball, Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels is making a steady recovery from last month's surgery on his pitching arm.

Japanese two-way baseball player Shohei Ohtani had Tommy John surgery in October to repair a torn ligament in his right elbow and is now undergoing rehabilitation.

Angels General Manager Billy Eppler said on Tuesday that Ohtani is inching closer to regaining nearly full extension of his elbow, only 5 weeks after surgery.

Eppler added that Ohtani is doing aerobic exercises as well as toning up his muscles in the lower part of the body, and building up his strength.

Ohtani will not be pitching again until 2020, but is likely to take part as a batter next season.

Eppler did not indicate when Ohtani would resume baseball training such as swinging a bat.