Bobby Parnell was diagnosed with an incomplete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow on Tuesday, the Mets announced.
Parnell received a platelet rich plasma injection and has been prescribed rest for two weeks. After the two weeks, he can begin a throwing program, the success of which will determine if he needs surgery to repair the tear.
In Monday’s game, Parnell blew the save, allowing one earned run on two hits and a walk.
Parnell had surgery on a herniated disc in his neck this offseason.
A UCL tear is what led to Tommy John surgery for Matt Harvey and Jeremy Hefner.
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
12:20 pm: I hate to say it, but this is not much of a surprise. In fact, last night around 6 p.m., after a rough day at the ballpark watching the bullpen implode, thanks in part to Parnell, long-time reader of MetsBlog, Steven J., sent me an e-mail that read: “Mets made a big mistake not letting Parnell round into form. He’s gonna get tagged for the next month at least.”
His velocity had been down all spring. It was slow to increase each outing, and Monday was no different. I fear he rushed back, maybe didn’t pitch enough, wasn’t totally healthy and put unecessary, harmful stress on his elbow… we’ll know more soon, I assume.
SNY Mets analyst Bob Ojeda discusses the announcement of Bobby Parnell being out indefinitely with a torn UCL in his right elbow.
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