Carlos Beltran has acknowledged that if he is unable to play through the pain in his right elbow, surgery is an option. The likelihood is that if he does give it a go, it won’t be for long.
So much is written about injuries to the ligaments of pitchers’ elbows but less so about nerve irritation such as that resulting in Dodgers’ reliever Brian Wilson now being on the DL.
Terry Collins says Harvey was encouraged after talking to other pitchers who had similar symptoms or injuries and didn’t require surgery, including “Doc” Halladay.
Plaxico Burress did not practice Wednesday after the elbow swelled up in the middle of the night. The New York wide receiver insists his swollen left elbow won’t keep him out of his first game in the Jets-Patriots rivalry.