Tuesday April 2, 2013
ATLANTA (AP) -- Braves left-hander Jonny Venters will be shut down for a month after receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection in his sprained pitching elbow.
The team announced Tuesday that Venters was examined by Dr. James Andrews, who performed ligament-replacement surgery on Venters' elbow in 2005. The pitcher felt tightness in his elbow during his last spring training game and was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday.
The Braves say Venters will be shut down for four weeks, then begin a throwing program.
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