Surgery Recommended for Nova

  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images) Ivan Nova had a second round of tests yesterday conducted by Yankee team doctor Christopher Ahmad. The MRI has concluded a partial tear in the UCL of his pitching elbow, and surgery has been recommended. If and when Nova decides to have the Tommy John procedure, he could be out for 12-18 months. As for right now Yankee skipper Joe Girardi is...
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Doctors ‘Recommend’ Season-ending Surgery For Yankees Pitcher Ivan Nova

In what comes as a huge blow to the New York Yankees, a team physician “recommended” that starting pitcher Ivan Nova undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery for his partially-torn UCL. “Under the supervision of Yankees Team Physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad, RHP Ivan Nova underwent an MRI arthrogram today at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan,” a Yankees press release...
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Ivan Nova’s Injury a Big Blow To Limited Yankee Depth

You most likely heard over the weekend that Yankees righty Ivan Nova walked off the mound in the fifth inning of Saturday’s start in Tampa shaking his right arm, and now we know that he’s got a partially torn UCL in his elbow. While he’s yet to decide whether he’ll rehab or opt for surgery, […]
Via Fangraphs
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Ivan Nova appears headed for Tommy John surgery

If there’s good news about Ivan Nova’s pitching injury, it’s that the Yankees now know why he pitched so badly on Saturday. But the bad news is significant. Nova has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, which very likely means his 2014 season is over and the Yankees have a major hole in their starting rotation. Nova pitched four innings of an eventual...
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Yankees: Team players do not pitch hurt

Ivan Nova (Photo credit: Keith Allison) As you already know, baseball is a team sport. The greatest teams are made up of players who keep their egos in check by setting aside personal desires, and living by the motto, whatever it takes to make the team better. This means putting the team first by simply asking one question every time you have to make a decision. What is in the best...
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New York Yankees: Ivan Nova to DL With Torn UCL

Say it ain’t so Nova. New York Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova has been placed on the disabled list with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his pitching elbow, according to reports. Yankees announce Ivan Nova has a partial tear of ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He'll be placed on the DL Sunday. — Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) April 20, 2014...
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UCL Tear Spells Bad News For Nova

Elbow injuries are no laughing matter, and Ivan Nova would agree. After an MRI late last night, Nova has been diagnosed with a partially torn UCL in his elbow. He said he felt a ‘pop’ after he threw his final pitch last night. The ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) tear is potentially a Tommy John surgery ligament. We’ve seen a lot of that going around this year, handfuls of young...
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Yankees' Ivan Nova headed to DL, Tommy John possible

The New York Yankees got hit hard this morning with news on starting pitcher Ivan Nova.  Nova has to leave yesterday's 16-1 thumping in the fifth inning when he was complaining of discomfort in his elbow.  He was sent for an MRI.  Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports the results:"Ivan Nova will be placed on the disabled list after an MRI revealed he has a partial tear of...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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Report: Ivan Nova has partial tear in throwing elbow

getty images The New York Yankees suffered a 16-1 loss to Tampa Bay on Saturday but the worst part of it is an injury suffered by starting pitcher Ivan Nova. Nova, 27, left the game after four innings in which he allowed eight runs on eight hits and a walk. Of the eight hits, four were home runs. Nova also struck out four. He threw 82 pitches for the Yankees in the game before the...
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The horror, Mr. Girardi. The horror. Nine ponderings about last night's Apocalypse Nova

No, Virginia, there is no Easter Bunny. Your little friends who claim otherwise have smoking banned animal laxatives again. They have been affected by the Disneyism of a Hakuna Mutata age. Alas, how weird would be the world if there was an Easter Bunny. There would probably be entire festivals devoted to the Insane Clown Posse. Wait....Sorry about the rambling. But Yankee baseball...

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