A.J. Puk undergoes successful shoulder surgery
A.J. Puk underwent successful shoulder surgery on Wednesday.
Puk underwent shoulder surgery Wednesday and is expected to be ready by Spring Training in 2021. “Puk could resume throwing in about 10 to 12 weeks, with a good chance of beginning next Spring Training on a normal routine without restrictions alongside the rest of the A’s pitchers,” per A’s trainer Nick Paparesta. He didn’t need any repairs during his recent surgery. “I think some of it is the simple fact that A.J. kind of had a roller coaster this year with Spring Training and then the pandemic shutdown and getting here for Summer Camp and getting shut down again,” Paparesta said. “More than anything else, this will be a nice breath of fresh air for him going into the offseason knowing it’s behind him. It wasn’t a huge procedure that needed to be done with any reconstruction or repair. It allows him to have a good offseason and hit the ground running when we get back into Spring Training. He wants to get back here and compete.”