Mets Pitcher Hefner May Need Elbow Ligament Surgery, AP ReportsNancy Kercheval
New York Mets right-handed pitcher Jeremy Hefner may need surgery to replace a ligament in his elbow, the Associated Press reported.
Hefner, 27, was placed on the disabled list after complaining of a sore elbow all season.
A doctor for the Major League Baseball team has recommended that Hefner undergo ligament replacement surgery, known as Tommy John surgery, AP said. Hefner may seek a second opinion about the procedure, which requires a year of recovery.
Hefner is 4-8 this season with a 4.34 earned run average.