Britton recently underwent surgery to reconstruct and repair his UCL in addition to removing a bone chip, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports. Britton was expected to have a bone chip removed from his left elbow, but he'll likely miss more time than expected since the surgery also reconstructed his UCL. The procedure is similar to Tommy John surgery, so the southpaw will likely be sidelined for most or all of the 2022 campaign.
Britton will undergo surgery next week to have a bone chip removed from his left elbow, and his UCL will also be evaluated to determine whether any additional work is necessary, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports. Britton was ruled out for the season when he moved to the 60-day injured list Monday, and it's now official that he'll undergo surgery for the injury he's battled all season. Whether or not the veteran left-hander is ready for spring training should depend on whether additional work is required beyond removing the bone chip.
The Yankees transferred Britton (elbow) to the 60-day injured list Monday. The move officially ends Britton's season. It's possible he'll require surgery on his sprained left elbow, although there's been no confirmation that's the route he'll take. Britton ends this season with career worsts in innings pitched (18.1) and ERA (5.89), plus his 1.69 WHIP is his highest since 2013. A timeline for his return to full health likely depends on whether he undergoes surgery, and updates on that should come within the next few weeks.
Britton could required surgery on his sprained left elbow, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports. Elbow issues are always worrisome for pitchers, and it appears as though Britton's may indeed be a bad one. He's already undergone one elbow surgery this season, as he had bone chips removed from his elbow in March. The Yankees are still gathering additional opinions, but there's a very real chance Britton is done for the rest of the season and potentially next year as well.
Britton landed on the 10-day injured list with a sprained left elbow Monday. Britton hasn't been close to his usual self this season, struggling to a 5.89 ERA, 1.69 WHIP and 16:14 K:BB in 18.1 innings after missing the early part of the year due to surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow. Evidently, his elbow still isn't right, though whether that's the explanation for all of his struggles or if the sprain only popped up recently is unclear. The move was backdated to Friday, so Britton will be eligible to return next Monday, but that will only be in play if it's a particularly mild sprain.