Now Commenting On:

{"content":["injury" ] }

Broxton undergoes surgery on forearm

Broxton undergoes surgery on forearm

Broxton undergoes surgery on forearm

CINCINNATI -- Reds right-handed reliever Jonathan Broxton had season-ending surgery on Friday to repair a torn flexor mass in his right forearm. Team medical director Dr. Tim Kremchek performed the operation.

Broxton's rehabilitation is expected to take approximately six months. That would put him close to the start of Spring Training in 2014.

"It will be basically about four months before he picks up a ball, because it will be all soft tissue rehab and strengthening before he actually starts throwing," Reds head trainer Paul Lessard said.

Broxton came out of Wednesday's game when he felt something pull apart in his forearm while pitching in the eighth inning vs. the D-backs.

"It wasn't the worst news possible," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "It could have been a much more severe operation. There is a silver lining that it wasn't in the ligament. It wasn't in the joint. He could be ready in 5-6 months, hopefully."

In 34 games this season, Broxton is 2-2 with a 4.11 ERA and 25 strikeouts over 30 2/3 innings. He's allowed 27 hits and walked 12. He was on the disbaled list from June 15-Aug. 9 because of a flexor mass strain in his right elbow.

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Mark My Word, and follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{"content":["injury" ] }
{"content":["injury" ] }
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español