The Kansas City Royals announced their strikeout leader Danny Duffy has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament, which will likely require Tommy John surgery.
Duffy, who was working with a 3.90 ERA, 28 strikeouts and 18 walks in 27 2/3 innings, is a 23-year-old standout for the Royals and losing his arm in the rotation is a major blow to both the organization and such a promising young pitcher. Of course, if this type of injury is to happen to someone, it's better that it happen early on.
Duffy also missed a start a few weeks ago due to complaints of elbow tightness. He will get a second opinion before there is any surgery.
#Royals head physician Dr. Key diagnoses LHP Danny Duffy with a torn left ulnar collateral ligament. Duffy to get 2nd opinion w/ Dr. Yocum.— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) May 14, 2012
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