June 1, 2011

Hill Leaves Game In Pain, Gets MRI On Left Elbow

Immediately after throwing ball four to Adam Dunn in the top of the seventh inning, Rich Hill grabbed his left elbow, clearly in pain, and left the game. Hill was scheduled to have an MRI this evening.

Mike Petraglia, WEEI.com:
Initial physical tests at Fenway indicated the left-hander might have avoided serious structural damage, including a major injury to the ulnar collateral ligament (also known as the Tommy John ligament) in the elbow.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia:
I was just focused on catching the pitch, but then I looked out there and noticed he was clutching the elbow in some pain. He said he felt something pop in there and ... a burning ... [I]t's always scary when it's the elbow.
Daniel Bard:
I think Rich is OK, from what I heard ... They think it was just scar tissue that popped. Hopefully, that's the case and hopefully, he's OK. ...
Terry Francona:
Just on his cursory examination, he actually looked OK, which is good. ... Hopefully, we'll know a little more tonight.
Hill has not allowed a run in eight innings of work this year. Dating back to last year, he has not allowed a run in any of his 15 appearances (12 innings) for the Red Sox.

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