Dustin May Was All Smiles in a Picture He Tweeted After Undergoing Tommy John Surgery

Dodgers News: Dustin May Shares Post Tommy John Surgery Picture

It’s going to be a little while before Dodger fans see starting pitcher Dustin May again, but he tweeted out a picture Wednesday and had a message for fans.

May, 23, exited the Dodgers’ 6-5 defeat against the Brewers on May 1 after pitching only 1 2/3 innings and throwing his slowest fastball of the season, which clocked in at just 94 mph, much slower than his season average of 98.4 mph.

The verdict was UCL damage in his right elbow, and before long, the decision was made for May to undergo Tommy John surgery, all but putting his 2021 season to rest.

Dr. Neal ElAttrache successfully performed the surgery and May looks to be all smiles as he takes the road to recovery en route to the 2022 season and reclaiming his spot in the Dodgers rotation.

May was priming himself for a breakout season, going 1-1 with a 2.74 ERA in five starts, but posting a 13.7 K/9 ratio, well above the 7.1 mark he turned in a season ago. He struck out 35 batters in 23 innings compared to 44 in 56 innings in 2020.