Phillies’ Didi Gregorius has ‘huge bump’ on elbow, to undergo more tests

More tests coming for Didi Gregorius, who has ‘a substantial bump’ on his elbow initially appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia

Phillies shortstop Didi Gregorius ran out the beginning lineup for a 3rd straight video game Saturday night since of swelling in his ideal elbow.

Gregorius is having problem swinging a bat so it’s not likely he will be all set to play Sunday afternoon when the Phils liquidate a three-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays.

It has actually not been figured out whether Gregorius will go on the hurt list. More will be understood Monday when he goes through a series of tests in Philadelphia. Gregorius stated the tests would likely consist of an MRI. The Phils are idle Monday.

Gregorius had Tommy John surgical treatment on the very same elbow in October 2018. Because treatment, medical professionals rebuilded the ulnar security ligament. Gregorius’ present concern is unassociated.

“This has nothing to do with the UCL,” he stated. “The UCL is fine. This is on the outside of my elbow. I have a huge bump on the outside. We’re still trying to figure out what’s going on.”

Gregorius’ injury go back to the middle of April when he arrived at the elbow after making a catch in shallow center field. After that, he missed out on 3 video games with swelling in the elbow. Gregorius exposed Saturday that group medical professionals drained pipes the swelling from his elbow to assist him return on the field rapidly.

This time, group medical workers is letting the swelling dissipate by itself.

“You risk infection if you drain it too much,” Gregorius stated.

Making complex Gregorius’ circumstance is the truth that he has a kidney condition that slows the rate at which swelling leaves his body.

Novice Nick Maton has actually been playing shortstop while Gregorius repairs.

Gregorius confessed that he was a little anxious about what’s going on.

“I haven’t been able to get on the field,” he stated. “I can throw fine, but I can’t extend when I swing. I can’t follow through on my swing. That’s why I’m not on the field

“I hope I can (prevent going on the hurt list). I’m attempting to return on the field as rapidly as I can.”

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.