Glavine Could Be Out Longer Then Expected

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Monday June 23, 2008
ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta Braves pitcher Tom Glavine, who was
placed on the disabled list for the second time this season on June
11th with a left elbow strain, has been told to rest the elbow for
four to six weeks.

The timetable includes total rest for the first two weeks before
he begins strengthening exercises. Glavine says two MRI exams have confirmed the ligament in the elbow is strong. The problem is the flexor tendon pulling away from the bone.

Glavine says he faces a possible difficult decision if he's not
able to pitch by the All-Star break: Would he have surgery to give
himself enough time to recover and pitch in 2009, or would he wait
longer in hope of pitching later this season? Glavine signed with the Braves for only one season and has not yet committed to pitching after this year.

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