Found August 17, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The New York Mets placed right-hander Jeremy Hefner on the 15-day disabled list earlier this week after it was revealed that he had a partially torn MCL in his throwing elbow. Hefner continues to undergo evaluations, and general manager Sandy Alderson told reporters – including Anthony DiComo of MLB.com – that there’s a chance that the 27-year-old will require Tommy John surgery. "That is a possibility, yeah," Alderson said of surgery. "I don't know how serious a possibility, but we have not been able to rule that out at this point." Hefner has already received a diagnosis and second opinion, and he will undergo a third evaluation on Monday to determine the extent of his injury and what is required to repair it. At the time of the initial diagnosis, the Mets said that Hefner would simply require rest and rehab to repair his injury. However, New York could still decide to fix Hefner’s damaged MCL through the TJ procedure of ligament replacement. Hefner was in the midst of a strong first half of the regular season. After the All-Star break he was atrocious, raising his season ERA by a full run before the Mets shut him down. On the season, Hefner posted an ERA and WHIP of 4.34 and 1.293 over 24 appearances – including 23 starts. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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