Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Mets News: Bobby Parnell has a partially torn ligament in elbow, might need surgery
In a shocking development, New York Mets closer Bobby Parnell has a partially torn ligament in his pitching elbow and might need surgery, the team announced Tuesday.
The Mets said Parnell received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his elbow and will rest for approximately two weeks before undergoing further evaluation, when the determination will be made whether he will have surgery.
The injury means 36-year-old Jose Valverde is likely to take over as closer in an already thin bullpen.
Parnell complained of tightness in his right forearm after Monday's season-opening loss to the Washington Nationals. The Mets said he was examined Tuesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery, had an MRI and was diagnosed with a partial tear of the right medial collateral ligament.