Jeremy Hefner has a bruised elbow, x-rays negative

Jeremy Hefner 2 polaroidJeremy Hefner left today’s game in the fourth inning after a comebacker hit him in the arm.

Dan Warthen told reporters the injury does not appear serious.

Update – 3:55 pm: X-rays on Hefner’s elbow were negative, and he is listed as day-to-day with a contusion.

Update – 5:40 p.m.: “Thanks everyone for the encouragement!” Hefner wrote on Twitter. “Mets fans are the best. Should be good in a couple days! #useyourglovenotyourelbow”

Carlos Beltran bounced a Hefner pitch back toward the mound and Hefner attempted to get out of the way. The ball seemed to hit him in the arm, near the elbow of his pitching arm. He immediately fell to the ground, though he was able to walk off the field seconds later. He immediately went into the clubhouse.