Surgery Ruled Out For Now For Pirates Reliever Nick Burdi

Nick Burdi
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Pittsburgh (93.7 The Fan) - For now, Pirates pitcher Nick Burdi won't add to his lengthy surgical history.

Burdi's season ended with an elbow injury earlier this month, and today Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said surgery isn't under consideration at this time.

"After an extensive medical review, it was determined, that at this point in time, surgery is not necessary,"  Tomczyk said.  "He has a significant strain to a forearm muscle that is also causing some inflammation to a nerve.  The next step in the recommendaiton was to undergo an injection, a biologic injection,  and he will be no throw for 10 to 12 weeks.  At that time, we'll repeat the imaging and see how the rehab is going, and a new prognosis will be made at that time."

Tomczyk had encouraging news about reliever Kyle Crick, who's on the injured list with a right shoulder strain.  He said Crick threw a bullpen session Tuesday and should throw off the mound again in a couple of days.  

Tomczyk provided additional updates on several injured players.  You can hear those below.


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