Braves relief pitcher Jonny Venters will not throw at all for a period of four weeks after getting a platelet-rich plasma injection in his sore left elbow Tuesday.
Diagnosed with a sprain after leaving a spring-training game one week ago, Venters was given the injection by Dr. James Andrews a day after Andrews examined him in Pensacola, Fla.
“We’re just optimistic that the four weeks will get it calmed down and get him back throwing,” Wren said.
While the MRI didn’t rule out ligament damage, Wren said Andrews did other tests that made the doctor optimistic and led to the recommendation of the PRP injection and rest.
I’m certain that Venters will experience no setbacks in his rehab, and that he definitely won’t have to undergo Tommy John surgery and miss all of this year and part of next year.