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Sunday, May 10, 2015

A’s Jarrod Parker has broken bone in elbow - SFGate

— Jarrod Parker’s hideous injury Friday night was diagnosed Saturday as a fractured bone in his right elbow, right where the graft for his surgically reconstructed ligament is anchored.

Parker will require surgery of some sort, but trainer Nick Paparesta said it is unclear whether Parker will require what would be his third Tommy John surgery. Paparesta said, “As of right now, everything in that regard looks promising, but they really won’t know until they get in to fix the fracture.”

The fracture is to the medial epicondyle area of the humerus bone; in Tommy John surgery, holes are drilled there to hold the ligament replacement, and repeat surgeries can weaken the bone, according to medical experts. Parker had his second Tommy John surgery March 24, 2014.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 10, 2015 at 08:20 AM | 1 comment(s)
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