By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Wednesay August 20, 2008
ATLANTA (AP) -- Tests show Braves pitcher Tom Glavine has no
ligament damage in his left elbow, leaving open the possibility he
could return next season.

Glavine was examined by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala.,
on Wednesday. As expected, the test showed the 42-year-old Glavine
has a partial tear in the flexor tendon in his left elbow.

The test also showed the ligament was intact and showed only
normal wear, according to a statement released by Braves spokesman
Brad Hainje. Glavine has said he would retire if told he needed
ligament-replacement surgery. Glavine will have surgery Thursday to repair the tendon and is expected to face a recovery period of four to five months.

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