Elbow Injury Means Another Lost Year for Mets Phenom Mejia

New York Post—May 3, 2011

There's no question Jenrry Mejia has a great arm, but now that the right-hander appears headed for season-ending Tommy John surgery, whether he will ever be able to stay healthy enough to reach his potential is another matter.

The Mets announced yesterday that the 21-year-old had an MRI exam that revealed a complete tear of the medial collateral ligament in his right elbow.

Mejia was examined at Hospital for Special Surgery by the team's medical director, Dr. David Altchek.

Surgery likely would mean a 9-12 month recovery period, which would result in Mejia pitching again early next season.

Read the full story at nypost.com.

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