Cotton underwent successful Tommy John surgery Wednesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Cotton, who suffered the injury during his Cactus League start last week, will take a few days to rest before heading back to Oakland to begin his rehab. Seeing as Tommy John surgeries typically carry a 12-to-18 month recovery timetable, Cotton will likely open the 2019 season on the disabled list.
Cotton (elbow) is scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery on Wednesday in Arlington, Tex., Jane Lee of MLB.com reports. Cotton came out of his Cactus League outing Monday with a sore elbow, which was later diagnosed as a strained UCL and flexor tendon in his right arm. A second opinion confirmed the diagnosis, prompting Cotton to opt for the season-ending procedure. Tommy John surgeries typically carry a 12-to-18-month recovery timetable, so Cotton seems likely to open the 2019 campaign on the disabled list as well.
Cotton (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports. Cotton was diagnosed with a strained UCL and flexor tendon earlier in the week, and a second opinion confirmed the issue will require surgery to heal. This is a tough break for the 26-year-old righty, who was battling for a back-end rotation spot before suffering the season-ending injury. He'll now set his sights on getting healthy for the start of the 2019 campaign.
Cotton is receiving a second opinion on his elbow Friday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Cotton was diagnosed with a strained UCL and flexor tendon in his right arm Thursday. Those diagnoses are often precursors to Tommy John surgery, though Cotton says his elbow feels fine and has full strength. Whether or not the 26-year-old will need surgery should become clear following the second opinion.
Cotton (elbow) has been diagnosed with a strained UCL and flexor tendon in his right arm, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports. Cotton experienced some soreness in his throwing arm this week and went in for an MRI on Tuesday. Strains of this nature are often a precursor to Tommy John surgery, but Cotton and the Athletics have not made a decision on his best recovery option, though manager Bob Melvin is not ruling out the possibility of surgery, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The 26-year-old will seek a second opinion, but the preliminary results are not encouraging. Cotton can be left off redraft radars following this news.
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