The recovery process has officially started for Dustin May. The Dodgers flamethrower had his Tommy John surgery performed on Tuesday in Los Angeles and will now rest up for a few months before doing anything physical.
May suffered damage to his ulnar collateral ligament that forced him out of a start a few weeks ago. Not that long after, the Dodgers announced that he would undergo the invasive surgery and that his season would be over.
Today, D-May posted a photo to give Dodgers fans an update.
We gon be alright ?
— Dustin May (@d_maydabeast) May 12, 2021
Per the OC Register’s J.P. Hoornstra, the surgery went well and he did not have any damage done to the nerve in his elbow. May is targeting a July 2022 return which is right on pace for a normal recovering period. The Dodgers have not yet commented on his surgery, and Dave Roberts also said he has yet to speak with Dustin.
But the good news is that he is healthy and in good spirits. The Dodgers might not have his talent on the field for this season, but May should be a force in their rotation for years to come. Best of luck to you Dustin, get well soon!