WATCH: Hours after Tommy John surgery news, Shohei Ohtani smashes a HR

Just hours after the Los Angeles Angels announced that rookie superstar Shohei Ohtani likely needs Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow, he stepped to the plate and knocked one out of the park.

This is what makes Ohtani so darn special. He won’t be able to pitch until the 2020 season, but he’s still out there smashing dingers like it’s nothing. Remember, he crushed one yesterday as well.

Somehow, we’re betting that Shohei Ohtani is the first man to ever hit a home run the same day it was announced he needed Tommy John surgery.