Mark Prior: Elbow Inflammation Sidelines Prior
RotoWire.com Staff - RotoWire.com
Monday, March 14, 2005
Update: Prior will miss his next spring start Tuesday because of inflammation in his elbow, which developed after his first outing, the Cubs' Website reports.
Recommendation: Prior, who did not pitch until June last year because of problems with his Achilles and elbow, had an MRI exam done Sunday on his right elbow. "There is no damage to the ligament and no damage to the ulnar nerve", Cubs general manager Jim Hendry said. Cubs trainer Mark O'Neal said that Prior's MRI showed the symptoms were different than what the right-hander experienced last spring with his elbow. The problem now, O'Neal said, is inflammation in the joint and some irritation to the ulnar nerve. "We have to let those medications take effect, and basically the nerve and the inflammation will dictate when we can proceed," O'Neal said. Prior will not throw at least until Wednesday, and that would be on the side. More word on Prior when we get it, but for now, bump him down a couple spots on your cheatsheets just to be on the safe side.
Doesn't sound good