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Zumaya suffers apparent arm blowout

Posted on: June 29, 2010 12:12 am
Edited on: June 29, 2010 12:14 am
 
Joel Zumaya It was an ugly scene at Target Field on Monday night as Tigers reliever Joel Zumaya suffered what appeared to be a serious injury, collapsing behind the mound and writhing in pain after an eighth-inning pitch.

The pitch registered 99 mph. Zumaya immediately grabbed his arm and dropped to the ground. He was attended by trainers and the TV footage showed his right hand twiching as he was examined. Zumaya left the field under his power, clutching the arm and obviously in severe pain.

There was no immediate report on the extent of the injury.

Zumaya was a sensation when he broke into the major with a dizzying 100-mph fastball in 2006. He has struggled with hand and shoulder problems since, but had been healthy in 2010.

-- David Andriesen

UPDATE: The injury was to Zumaya's elbow, and he is scheduled for an MRI Tuesday. He had the arm in a sling after the game and did not speak with reporters.

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