Braves right-hander Gavin Floyd is scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday morning for a fractured right elbow, according to a person familiar with the situation. Floyd suffered the break Thursday night in Washington, while pitching a two-hit shutout against the Nationals. He fractured the olecranon, or the curvy end of the ulna bone at the tip of his elbow, while throwing a curveball in the seventh inning. Floyd will miss a significant amount of time in his recovery, possibly the rest of the season, but a timetable has not been laid out, given the unusual nature of this kind of injury, and will depend on how rapidly his bone heals. Floyd had just returned from a year out recovery from May, 2012 Tommy John surgery. An MRI revealed the ligament was still sound. He was 2-2 with a 2.65 ERA in nine starts for the Braves and showing no ill effects coming off his TJ surgery.
Gavin Floyd scheduled to undergo surgery for fractured elbow Wednesday
Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Jun 24