Jun 19, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Atlanta Braves pitcher Gavin Floyd (32) throws a pitch in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Gavin Floyd's horrible elbow inflammation after fracture (Photo)

The Atlanta Braves’ Gavin Floyd was feeling through the first six innings against the Washington Nationals Thursday evening. In his ninth start returning from Tommy John surgery, Floyd pitched six scoreless innings against the division rivals and also racked in six strikeouts.

Floyd was working his curveball all night and shutting down Nationals’ hitters left and right. In the top of the seventh inning, Floyd was forced to leave the game after his very first pitch of the inning. Apparently Floyd fractured his olecranon, which is the bony tip of the elbow.

Check out the terrible inflammation on Floyd’s elbow below, but be warned, it may not be for the feint of heart:

That sure looks awful, so we wish Floyd the best in his recovery. The Atlanta Braves have officially placed Floyd on the disabled list:

“It was fine until that last pitch,” Floyd told ESPN.com. “I felt a pop. And it wasn’t painful, at least. I felt like I was getting better and better, so it’s definitely disappointing. Definitely not what I envisioned to happen. I haven’t had any pain since the surgery.”

Due to the fact that the injury is so rare, there is simply no timetable for Floyd’s return

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