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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pirates Notebook: Capps has minor elbow trouble

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

By Dejan Kovacevic

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pirates will be without closer Matt Capps until the weekend because of minor discomfort in his right elbow, and all concerned sound relieved that the injury is not worse.

"Unbelievably relieved," Capps said.

Capps has a bruised bone just above the elbow, one that has trapped some blood flow, according to an MRI taken yesterday at Allegheny General Hospital and an examination by Dr. Patrick DeMeo, the team physician. He was instructed to rest for three days, and his plan is to throw on the side Thursday in St. Louis and be available to pitch Friday in New York.

The MRI showed no ligament or other structural damage, of a pitcher's greatest fear when elbow pain occurs. In fact, the ligaments were deteremined to be in excellent shape by DeMeo.

To read more, visit the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette web site.

 

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