Mets Pitcher Hefner May Need Elbow Ligament Surgery, AP Reports

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.

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