On Sunday, Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jered Weaver fell awkwardly on his non-throwing arm and had to leave the game. Initially, the injury seemed like it was nothing serious, but that all changed when reports surfaced that Weaver would be out at least a month with a fracture in his elbow.
FOXSports.com senior baseball writer Ken Rosenthal initially passed along the bad news on Tuesday.
Sources: #Angels RHP Jered Weaver out 4 to 6 weeks with broken left (non-pitching) elbow.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) April 9, 2013
The Angels confirmed the news shortly after.
Today, the club placed RHP Jered Weaver on the 15-day D.L. with a a left non displaced radial head fracture (elbow)
— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) April 9, 2013
It is a major loss for the Angels who were hoping to get off to a hot start in 2013, but that will be a lot harder for the team without one of their aces.
There is a chance that Los Angeles can get through Weaver’s absence without doing any major harm to their season, but it won’t be easy.