Diamondbacks: Gonzalez has elbow injury
by Fanball Staff - Fanball.com
Thursday, October 9, 2003
The Arizona Republic reports that Diamondbacks’ outfielder Luis Gonzalez has a Grade 2 tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. The extent of the injury was discovered following an MRI on Tuesday. Gonzalez will attempt to strengthen the area around the ligament this offseason and won’t do any throwing until January. Surgery is still a possibility if the ligament does not heal, but it is a last resort.
We’ll be checking in on Gonzalez throughout the offseason, as he is obviously the biggest bat in the D-backs’ lineup. Fantasy players will want to make a “note to self” to downgrade him in their rankings next spring because of the looming possibility of surgery.
Updated on Thursday, Oct 9, 2003 2:24 pm EDT
Definitely something to keep an eye on.