News: Putz may need Surgery

According to SNY’s Kevin Burkhardt, following the game, J.J. Putz told reporters he will go to New York tomorrow for a medical exam, saying he may end up needing surgery.

Putz said his elbow still hurts, and he’s unable to pitch without pain, writes Newsday’s David Lennon on Twitter.

Putz recieved an anti-inflammatory shot earlier in the season in connection with a bone spur in his elbow.

In a post to his blog for the New York Post, Bart Hubbuch writes, “Putz had planned to have surgery after the season to fix the bone spur, but he admitted today that the surgery might need to be moved up now.”

…in a post to MetsBlog.com on tuesday, here, i speculated it would take roughly two more weeks before we’d begin to hear talk of putz’s elbow, and surgery, just like had been the case with John Maine last season… i guess i should have said two days

…like i said after that, in the end, the Mets need to find a way to replace Tim Redding in the rotation, so he can slot in to the bullpen as a long-man, freeing up Brian Stokes to become a situational reliever, allowing Ken Takahashi, Pedro Feliciano and Sean Green to do the same, thus filling out the bullpen in a way that allows Bobby Parnell and Francisco Rodriguez to pitch in just the eighth and ninth innings