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UPDATE: Jonathan Broxton to undergo minor elbow surgery Monday

Sep 16, 2011, 7:42 PM EDT

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UPDATE: According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Jonathan Broxton will indeed undergo surgery on Monday.

4:40 PM: Jonathan Broxton hasn’t pitched early May because of elbow problems and earlier this week the Dodgers officially ruled him out for the season, but now Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that he’s “considering a minor operation to shave down a bone spur and remove loose bodies.”

According to Hernandez recent tests showed that the bone bruise in Broxton’s elbow has healed, so doctors now believe his continued pain is due to bone spurs.

Apparently the initial exams back in May showed those as well, but determining which specific issue was causing him the most problems was impossible until the bone bruise was gone. Bone spur removal typically doesn’t come with a very long recovery time, but it certainly won’t help the impending free agent’s quest to secure more than an incentive-laden one-year deal on the open market.

  1. jwbiii - Sep 16, 2011 at 8:54 PM

    In other Dodgers news, linked to from Dylan Hernandez’s twitfeed, Bill Shaikin of the L.A. Times is reporting that Frank McCourt has petitioned the bankruptcy court to allow him to sell the Dodgers’ TV rights. If this works out, it could allow him to keep control of the team, which is great news for fans of other NL West teams.

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