Twins top pitching prospect Kyle Gibson was diagnosed with a flexor pronator muscle strain of the right elbow and a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament, and will head to Fort Myers, Fla. this week to begin strengthening and flexibility exercises of the right shoulder and elbow, according to general manager Bill Smith.♦ No surgery yet for Kyle Gibson, who has partial tear of elbow ligament (1500espn.com)
Gibson is expected to avoid Tommy John surgery for now, as the estimated return for him will be determined after the initial phase of his rehab program.
"There's still a probably a few more hurdles . . .
On a scale of good news to bad news, the fate of ailing right-hander Kyle Gibson likely lies somewhere in the middle after his meetings with doctors in Minneapolis over the last two days.
Gibson was told Tuesday that he has a strained right flexor pronator muscle, as well as a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.
As of right now, Gibson will not undergo Tommy John surgery . . .