HOUSTON - Braves right-hander Gavin Floyd is scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday morning in New York for a fractured right elbow.
Dr. David Altchek, the surgeon who performed his Tommy John surgery on May 7, 2013, will insert screws into his elbow to stabilize the bone, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said.
“Everything else is fine, other ligaments, and bones are fine, the MRI showed,” Gonzalez said. “We’ll find out more, probably give you a timetable afterwards.”
Floyd suffered the break in the seventh inning Thursday night in Washington, while pitching a two-hit shutout against the Nationals. He fractured the olecranon in his elbow, or the curvy end of the ulna bone at the tip of his elbow, while throwing a curveball.
Floyd will miss a significant amount of time in his recovery, possibly the rest of the season, but a timetable has not been laid out, given the unusual nature of this kind of injury, and will depend on how rapidly his bone heals.
Floyd had just returned from a year out recovery Tommy John surgery and was pitching well. He was 2-2 with a 2.65 ERA in nine starts for the Braves, showing no ill effects coming off his TJ surgery.