After the initial injury diagnosis of a small tear in his pitching elbow's UCL, Kyle McClellan said he hoped he'd be able to just rehab it and avoid surgery. But he sought a second opinion just in case and was reassured that Tommy John surgery would not be necessary. Now he's hoping for a return some time in August.
Kyle McClellan went to Florida yesterday to get a second opinion on his elbow from Dr. Andrews, who also said TJ surgery was not needed.— B.J. Rains (@BJRains) May 22, 2012
McClellan will continue to rehab and won't throw for 6-8 weeks but is confident he will pitch again in August and September.— B.J. Rains (@BJRains) May 22, 2012