Originally written on Sports Injury Alert  |  Last updated 3/25/15
There is very good news for San Diego Padres pitcher Joe Wieland: he will not need Tommy John surgery. MLB.com's Corey Brock announced late Monday night that Wieland's MRI showed that the right-hander has no structural damage to the ligaments in his right elbow. Wieland will rest for seven to ten days and resume workouts if he feels well.#Padres updates: Wieland (elbow), no ligament findings, rest 7-10 days. Dickerson (ankle) severe sprain, candidate for DL. Boyer (foot) sore— Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) March 18, 2014Wieland has soreness in his elbow -- enough that the Padres sent him Monday for the test. At this point, he will avoid the surgery, which would have been his second. He had it performed in May of 2012, which caused him to miss all of last season. The pain, though, is in the same place that he had repaired the first time.Wieland pitched in the Arizona Fall League this past offseason, making two appearances in attempt to return to the active roster. He has made four...
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