Well it looks like CASon may have re-injured his arm. He threw 6 innings on Saturday only throwing 75 pitches. His arm was fine while he was pitching and they put him in left field for the rest of the game. His elbow which has been fine for several months started hurting when he was warming up in left but he didn’t tell anyone and the game went 11 innings. He didn’t have to make any throws from left but he did play catch before each inning.
When we went to take a little BP on Sunday his elbow hurt on his first practice swing. I checked it out and he was OK on the medial epicondylitis test, but felt pain on the Valgus stress test with only light pressure. I’m more than a little bit afraid that because while he was recovering from his earlier injuries he picked up about 10 mph without doing anything to build up his UCL, that he may have partially torn his UCL. He’s also got a small bruise in that area that he says has been there for a long time, but the location is suspiscious and it could be the result of some previous tearing.
I’ve shut him down and the earliest he’ll be able to get in to see the elbow doc and get an MRI is a week from tomorrow. The stress of waiting to see how his arm does between now and then and what the doctor finds is going to drive me crazy. In any case, he’ll probably be shut down through mid August at least and possibly through the end of August which probably isn’t a bad thing.