AJ Pollock’s elbow contains this plate and screws
After playing just 75 games in 2014, A.J. Pollock made up for lost time last year, putting together the best season of his career, which included an appearance in the all-star game. Unfortunately, Pollock will miss a substantial portion of this season due to a fractured elbow.
Pollock, who suffered the injury sliding head first into home plate during a spring training game, had surgery on the elbow earlier this week. The 28-year-old also broke the same elbow in 2010. As part of the most recent operation, a plate and screws were attached to the elbow, which the Diamondbacks shared a photo of.
The plate/screws inside A.J. Pollock's right elbow. pic.twitter.com/ZZa1eTlav7
— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) April 9, 2016
Pollock missed time during spring training with soreness in the elbow, which was related to the injury sustained in 2010. However, it was determined there was no risk of long-term issues and Pollock was allowed to continue to play. In his first game back the latest break occurred.
Pollock is expected to miss a minimum of three months and could potentially be sidelined for the entire season. A year ago, Pollock finished fifth in the National League in batting average (.315), second in runs scored (111) and hits (192), and fourth in both doubles (39) and stolen bases (39).