Sal Frelick was destined to play Major League baseball. Starring at Lexington High School (Mass.) and achieving all-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) honors at Boston College resulted in him being a first-round pick of the Milwaukee Brewers in 2021. His meteoric rise to the big leagues was threatened when he sustained a serious left thumb injury while playing in the minor leagues at Nashville earlier this season.
That’s when Frelick and his agent, John Courtright, sought the nation’s most experienced hand surgeon in the care of professional athletes, Thomas Graham, MD, Physician in Chief for Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute. Throughout his career, Dr. Graham has cared for over 2,500 professional athletes and has served as a team physician in all major sports. Since his arrival in April 2023, more than 60 professional athletes have chosen Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute to keep them “in the game,” establishing it as the premier destination for care of the professional athlete’s hand and wrist.