Cardinals' Carlos Martinez receives PRP injection at Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine — 4 insights

Written by Eric Oliver | February 26, 2019 | Print  |

After reporting lingering shoulder pain, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez received a platelet-rich plasma injection at Gulf Breeze, Fla.-based Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

What you should know:

1. Mr. Martinez will be shut down for two weeks as his arm responds to the treatment.

2. At the time, the team doesn't expect Mr. Martinez to require a surgical procedure.

3. Dr. Andrews is a founding partner of Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. He is one of the leading orthopedic surgeons in the world, and his center is internationally recognized for its sports medicine treatments.

4. Dr. Andrews is the Tampa Bay Rays' orthopedic medical director.

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