Former Shocker Pelfrey May Need Surgery

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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The Mets say starter Mike Pelfrey will likely have reconstructive elbow surgery that will sideline him until next year.

Pelfrey has a partially torn ligament in his pitching elbow. He
was put on the disabled list Tuesday when an MRI showed swelling in
the joint.

The exam results were sent to orthopedist Dr. James Andrews for
a second opinion. After Andrews consulted with the Mets on
Thursday, it was decided that Pelfrey would see the doctor, known
for ligament-replacement operations.

Pelfrey is 0-0 with a 2.29 ERA after three starts. He said he
often felt "a little grab" in his arm on his first pitch of an
inning Saturday, but then it would go away. He figured it was just
tendinitis.


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