Wright Meets Andrews, Surgery Not Needed

The White Sox received some good news on Monday shortly after right-hander Danny Wright met with Dr. James Andrews to check the severity of his elbow injury, and that was no surgery is neccessary, just rest.

Andrews, a well-known orthopedist who has done many reconstructive elbow surgies (Tommy John), said Wright has a strained ligament, meaning all Wright can do is rest.

White Sox trainer Herm Schneider said afterwards that because his ligament is in tact, they can begin the process of getting Wright back in form. Though, there is no set return date, replacement Josh Stewart is expected to make at least two starts, hinting a possible return by Wright towards the end of the month.

Apparently Wright, 25, injured his elbow in the early part of spring training by overthrowing. Wright went 14-12 last year for the Sox with a 5.18 ERA in 33 starts and 196 1/3 innings pitched. He came into spring as the number four starter behind Mark Buehrle, Bartolo Colon and Jon Garland.


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