Britton's elbow is free of structural damage, according to an examination by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who diagnosed the closer with a forearm strain, Dan Connolly of Baltimore Baseball reports Monday.

Britton is officially diagnosed with a left forearm strain, but what's important here is that Dr. ElAttrache found no damage to Britton's UCL. The lefty isn't out of the woods yet, as he still needs to go through a throwing program and a rehab assignment, but for now, Britton will avoid surgery. ElAttrache recommended 10 days of rest for Britton before beginning a throwing program; expect a stricter timetable to emerge then.

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