Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Brandon Beachy has a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow, an injury that usually required ligament-transplant surgery and a rehabilitation period of 12-14 months.
Beachy will see Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on Wednesday, after Braves orthopedic surgeon Xavier Duralde examined the the pitcher and an MRI of his right elbow on Monday.
"I guess my optimism was for nothing," said manager Fredi Gonzalez, who had said Sunday and again Monday afternoon that he hoped Beachy had nothing worse than bone spurs and that he wouldn't be sidelined for any extended period.
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