By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Coming back from ‘Tommy John’ surgery once is a tall order for any pitcher. Doing it twice is incredibly impressive, and that is the road that Radnor High product Jordan Ellis is travelling.
A right-handed reliever, Ellis had his first surgery in high school. He would recover and go on to have a very good career for Villanova, eventually getting drafted by the Phillies in 2008. He got as high as Double-A Reading in 2011 when he hurt his elbow again. Ellis eventually had the second surgery but, after being released by the Phillies, he needed a place to pitch. That led him to Camden to join the bullpen of the independent Riversharks of the Atlantic League.