Fulmer is expected to undergo surgery for a torn right meniscus Thursday, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports. Fulmer will receive a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday but the expectation is that surgery will be necessary. The recovery time for such a surgery is typically three or four months, which should give Fulmer plenty of time to recover before spring training.
An MRI on Fulmer's right knee revealed damage to the meniscus, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. The severity of the damage remains unclear, but this could very well mean the end of Fulmer's 2018 season. He's set to have the MRI results reviewed by Dr. James Andrews.
Fulmer will undergo an MRI on his right knee Monday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. Fulmer exited his start Saturday after just five pitches with an inflamed right knee. Given the timing of the injury, he'll likely be shut down for the year unless the issue is minor, though a precise timetable won't become clear until after the MRI.
Fulmer exited Saturday's start after five pitches due to right knee inflammation, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. Fulmer faced only two batters before leaving the game, giving up back-to-back home runs to Francisco Lindor and Michael Brantley. The severity of the injury is currently unclear.
Fulmer (3-11) took the loss Sunday against the Cardinals, as he allowed five runs (three earned) on five hits and three walks across 6.1 innings. He struck out five. Fulmer took a line drive to his right shin in his last start, which forced him from the game, but he was able to toss 97 pitches and log a quality start (sort of) Sunday. The 25-year-old has seen his ERA climb in each of his three MLB seasons, as he has a 4.56 mark this season following a 3.06 ERA in 2016 and a 3.83 ERA last year, but he has the talent to have a strong finish to 2018. Fulmer next lines up to face Cleveland on the road Saturday.