Buchholz (elbow) will have a PRP injection in his flexor mass and won't require surgery, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports. The 34-year-old has been shut down for the year with a flexor strain in his right elbow but seems to have avoided the worst-case scenario. He expects to be ready to pitch again by the start of spring training.
Buchholz (elbow) won't pitch again this season, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports. Buchholz was diagnosed with a flexor strain in his right elbow after undergoing an MRI on Friday. Manager Torey Lovullo would later announce that Buchholz will be shut down for the rest of the season. Although a timetable for his return is unknown, he figures to be ready for the beginning of spring training.
Buchholz (elbow) has a flexor strain in his right elbow according to MRI results, Jody Jackson of FOX Sports Arizona reports. Buchholz was scratched right before Thursday's scheduled start because of right elbow stiffness he felt during warmups. Following the diagnosis of a flexor strain, the timetable for his return is unclear, but he's almost certainly done for the season.
Buchholz (elbow) passed the initial strength tests administered Thursday by the Diamondbacks' medical staff, but he'll still return to Phoenix this weekend to undergo an MRI, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports. Scheduled to start Thursday's series finale at Coors Field, Buchholz threw about 26 warmup pitches before complaining of elbow tightness. The injury resulted in him being scratched from the start, forcing the Diamondbacks to get by with an impromptu bullpen day to cover nine innings. While it doesn't sound as though Buchholz is dealing with any structural damage to his elbow, the MRI should provide a more formal diagnosis of his condition. Buchholz is uncertain to make his next turn through the rotation, which falls Tuesday at home against the Cubs.
Buchholz was scratched from Thursday's start with right elbow stiffness, FOX Sports Arizona reports. Buchholz has been relatively healthy for most of the 2018 season aside from a month-long stay on the disabled list due to an oblique injury in July, but he's dealt with various elbow issues in the past, which makes his removal from Thursday's outing concerning to say the least. He will likely undergo further testing to determine the severity of this injury.