Excellent news for Braves fans after the scare two days ago of the news that rotation stalwart Jair Jurrjens was heading to Atlanta for an MRI on his shoulder. Mark Bowman reports that the news is good:
Count Jair Jurrjens among the many members of the Braves family who gained a sense of relief on Wednesday morning, when MRI results showed that he isn't dealing with any structural damage in his right shoulder.
He goes on to say that he should begin throwing again in a few days, meaning he won't be too far behind in his spring preparation, and should be ready for the start of the season.
Huge relief! I don't know that I can tolerate another scare like this... there are just too many expectations placed upon this season for us to incur the loss of any major player this early. Nothing but positive thoughts for the remainder of the day!
Here is the official press release with loads of information:
The Atlanta Braves this morning received the results of yesterday's MRI test on pitcher Jair Jurrjens' right shoulder. The results confirmed that Jurrjens has anterior shoulder inflammation and that the overall structure of the shoulder and labrum looked normal.
Braves Lead Orthopedist Dr. Xavier Duralde has prescribed rest and treatment for the shoulder for the remainder of this week, followed by a throwing program to begin next week.
Last week, while working out at his home in Curacao, Jurrjens made an awkward throw from second base which caused some tenderness in his shoulder that did not subside. After arriving in Florida for spring training, Jurrjens met with Braves trainers and was sent to Atlanta to have the MRI test.
Steady as she goes...