Rays RHP Alex Cobb's season may be very much in jeopardy. Informed speculation is that a new more detailed MRI revealed a partial tear in his elbow ligament, which in the short term puts him on a program of rest and treatment and longer-term could lead to surgery. Cobb could undergo various treatments, such as PRP therapy, where platelet rich plasma is used to speed healing, and try to pitch through it. If that doesn't work and rest doesn't help, he may have no choice but to undergo surgery, which would sideline him for the rest of this season and if a Tommy John procedure was required he could miss a large portion of 2016 as well. Cobb saw Rays orthopedist Dr. Koco Eaton and it wouldn't be a surprise to learn he also was seen by noted specialist Dr. James Andrews, the Rays medical director.
Informed speculation on Rays' Alex Cobb: Partial tear in elbow
Tampa Bay Times | May 5