Gavin Floyd leaves game with fracture in pitching elbow

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

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UPDATE: Floyd has a "fracture of the olecranon," the team announced. That's the pointy bone at the end of your elbow. He will undergo further evaluation on Friday. All fractures are different, but Joel Zumaya broke the same bone a few years ago and missed the rest of the season.

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Braves right-hander Gavin Floyd had to exit Thursday night's start with an apparent elbow injury. He called the trainer out, pointed to his elbow/forearm, then walked off the field without throwing a test pitch or anything. His elbow didn't look right:

Yeah, elbows are not supposed to look like that.

Floyd, 31, was pitching wonderfully at the time of the injury, holding the Nationals scoreless on two hits and one walk through six innings plus one batter. He struck out six and had thrown only 64 pitches.

In eight starts coming into Thursday, Floyd had gone 1-2 with a 2.98 ERA. He missed most of last season and the start of this season with Tommy John surgery, so obviously another elbow injury would be devastating.

The Braves have not yet released an update on Floyd. They've already lost Brandon Beachy and Kris Medlen to their second Tommy John surgeries earlier this year.

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