No Serious Damage on Jurrjens' MRI
February 17, 2010
ATLANTA -- An MRI on Braves pitcher Jair Jurrjens' right shoulder has revealed inflammation but no structural problems.
Braves say team orthopedist Dr. Xavier Duralde has prescribed a week of
rest and treatment for Jurrjens following Wednesday's MRI. Jurrjens is
expected to start throwing next week.
Braves pitchers and catchers report to spring training on Friday.
Duralde says the MRI showed anterior shoulder inflammation. He says the structure of the shoulder and labrum looked normal.
says he made an awkward throw while working out last week, causing
lingering discomfort. He was 14-10 and ranked third in the NL with a
2.60 ERA last season.