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Danny Duffy Injury Update: Royals Lefty Will Likely Need Tommy John Surgery

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.

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