The Pittsburgh Pirates released a statement today regarding injured closer Jason Grilli, who met today with team doctors and Dr. James Andrews. Grilli was diagnosed with a flexor strain in his right arm, and is not a surgical candidate.
Jason Grilli met with team doctors and Dr. James Andrews today to further evaluate his forearm strain
While not perceived to need surgery at the time, Grilli will need a period of rest before beginning a throwing program and will be re-evaluated in 10-14 days. In the meantime, Grilli will continue rest, treatment, and rehabilitation only.
There is no expected date for Grilli's return, but an estimated return may be better clarified after his re-evaluation. Pitchers with this type of injury normally miss between four and eight weeks.
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