Zumaya headed back to Andrews Institute for re-check
Oft-injured reliever Joel Zumaya will go head back to Andrews Institute in Pensacola, Fla., early next week to get his balky elbow examined again, after experiencing pain after just 24 tosses last Thursday, in his first throwing session since spring.
“As he explained it, he threw 24, and if he’d stopped at 24, he’d have been fine, but after the 25th one, he felt something, and then he had discomfort the next day,” said Tigers trainer Kevin Rand, who participated in a Monday conference call with Zumaya, his agent and famed orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews.
Thursday’s throwing session was the first for Zumaya since midway through spring training, when he complained of inflammation in his surgically-repaired elbow on his throwing arm.
Andrews’ staff will do another MRI and another X-ray, adding an EMG this time to test the nerve-conduction in the joint.
“His complaint has included having pain radiating down his forearm,” Rand said.