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The Atlanta Braves are in serious limbo regarding the sprained left elbow of Jonny Venters. He was examined by Dr. James Andrews on Monday, ajc.com reports, but stories differ on the diagnosis.
Dave Oâ€™Brien reports that a source close to the situation said surgery hasnâ€™t been ruled out for Venters, but that the diagnosis is â€śundetermined.â€ť
MLB Network, meanwhile, reports that Venters will be out at least a month, thus putting some vague timetable on the situation.
Venters was forced to leave last Thursdayâ€™s Grapefruit League game with tightness in his elbow. He was later placed on the disabled list with a sprained elbow, though Venters said he didnâ€™t feel the pop he felt when he tore his ulnar collateral ligament in 2005, causing him to have Tommy John surgery and miss 2006.
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The latest news on Braves reliever Jonny Venters is not encouraging. Venters met with Dr. James Andrews on Monday.
Andrews performed ligament-replacement surgery on Ventersâ€™ left elbow in 2005.
The best case scenario for Venters is a disabled list stint of a month notes Jon Heyman. The clear concern is that Venters will need to undergo Tommy John surgery.
Venters has been one of...
The Atlanta Braves will shut down left-handed reliever Jonny
Venters for four weeks after he received a platelet-rich plasma injection yesterday
from Dr. James Andrews in his ailing elbow, according to Mark Bowman of
Venters will be shut down for four weeks. Dr. Andrews injected him with a platelet-rich plasma this morning.
â€” Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) April 2, 2013...
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