Yankees reliever Zack Britton, on the injured list with a sprained elbow, might require “some kind of surgery” to repair the injury, Aaron Boone said Tuesday.
If it’s Tommy John surgery, it likely would take Britton out of commission not only for the rest of this season, but all of next season, too, which is the duration of his Yankees contract.
“He’s still kind of gathering opinions,” Boone said of Britton, who went on the injured list Monday for the third time this season. “I know he’s going to see (noted orthopedist Neal) ElAttrache when we’re out in LA. He’s going to see him in person probably and (he’s) still gathering opinions from a few different doctors.”
Asked directly whether the southpaw Britton, who underwent surgery in March to remove a bone spur from his pitching elbow, would need the dramatic Tommy John procedure, Boone said he wasn’t sure.
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