Elbow pain ends Blue Jays reliever Brett Cecil's season

Toronto Blue Jays reliever Brett Cecil is shut down for the season. (Reuters)

Toronto Blue Jays reliever Brett Cecil is shut down for the season. (Reuters)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:23 PM ET

TORONTO - Blue Jays pitcher Brett Cecil is less than satisfied that he will end the season on the disabled list with pain in his left elbow, but is comforted by the fact that it doesnít appear to be a ligament issue and therefore a Tommy John redo isnít in the works.

Cecil will undergo a MRI on the elbow once he makes it down to Dunedin in the coming days as a precautionary move.

He was asked if he is worried that it may turn out to be a ligament problem.

ďNot really,Ē he said Tuesday as he packed his bag. ďItís preliminary, I donít react to any of the ligament tests where if something was wrong with the ligament I would feel it and I havenít felt that. Everything right now points to nerve inflammation which is good in the sense that it is not something else. But the doctor also told me that itís bad in a way that the nerves are getting irritated because itís being overworked because everything else is tired so that was a month ago.


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