Scott Proctor visited a doctor in Tampa this week, concerned about a possible bone chip in his right elbow.
His fears were quelled Wednesday, as an MRI exam, X-rays and a CT scan revealed no damage to his arm.
“It’s a relief,” Proctor said in a telephone interview.
Proctor, 29, was examined by Dr. Andrew Miller, one of the Yankees’ Tampa-based physicians, on Monday. According to Proctor, the tests showed an old injury near his elbow, but he was told that as long as it doesn’t bother him, it was nothing to worry about.
During the final month of the season, Proctor heard an occasional “clicking sound” in his elbow, leading him to believe there might be a bone chip. He spoke on Wednesday with team physician Dr. Stuart Hershon, who informed him that there was no bone chip and that no surgery would be necessary.
The test results will be sent for a second opinion to Dr. James Andrews, the orthopedist who typically handles all such matters for Yankees players.
Proctor plans to seek a second opinion in Miami for his own peace of mind, but is confident that his arm is sound.
“I feel good,” Proctor said. “This was the best news I could have heard.”
“…he was told that as long as it doesn’t bother him, it was nothing to worry about”
That would make me want a second opinion too.