Jeurys Familia to Undergo Elbow Surgery

By Danny Abriano

Per the Mets, reliever Jeurys Familia will undergo surgery tomorrow on his right elbow at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.  The surgery will “remove bone spurs and loose bodies” in Familia’s right elbow.  Dr. James Andrews will perform the surgery.

May 8, 2013; Flushing, NY,USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia (27) pitches during the ninth inning against the Chicago White Sox at Citi Field. Chicago won 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Familia, 23, has been on the disabled list for the last three weeks with what was termed biceps tendinitis.  He began rehab recently, but had to be backed off of his program when he was unable to extend his arm fully during his delivery.

The Mets haven’t estimated how long Familia will be out, but the norm is as follows:

"Full recovery and return to pre-injury athletic activities occurs within 3-6 weeks for loose body removal and 8-12 weeks for elbow spur removal."

As was noted yesterday when discussing Travis d’Arnaud‘s rehabilitation, every injury and rehab is different.  In the case of Familia, it’s a safe bet that he won’t return until late July or early August.  In the meantime, the Mets can place him on the 60 day disabled list in order to make more room on the 40-man roster.

Get well soon, Jeurys.

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