ST. LOUIS – An MRI scan revealed that Jordan Hicks has a right-elbow UCL tear, the Cardinals said Monday.
The team, who did not detail the extent of the rift, decides the next step, though this particular violation often leads to
ST. LOUIS – An MRI scan revealed that Jordan Hicks
The team that did not accurately describe the extent of the rift is at determining what its next step will be, though this particular injury often leads to a season-ending Tommy John reconstructive operation.
Hicks ended ninth inning against the Angels after feeling a pull in the right triceps during his last few throws against David Fletcher. Catcher Yadier Molina noticed Hicks reaching over his head and trying to reach out with his arm. Therefore, Molina visited the hill, signing Cardinal's manager Mike Shildt and athletic trainer Adam Olsen.
After the game, Hicks was diagnosed with triceps tendinitis and said he passed post-game testing to make sure the injury was not at his elbow.
Shildt was optimistic on Sunday when he was asked after Hicks that they would rest Hicks for a few days and only consider putting him on the injured. Show if this rest had to be extended to the weekend. Shildt said the medical team did not believe there was any structural damage.
Now Hicks, one of the hardest-throwing helpers in the game, is investigating a possible injury at the end of the season. The 22-year-old stands at 3.1
Anne Rogers covers the Cardinals for MLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @anne__rogers