Earlier in the week Bronson Arroyo got some bad news from his doctor: he had a torn rotator cuff and his career was basically over. Last night, however, Ken Rosenthal reported that the doctor had misread the MRI.
The actual problem: inflammation in his bursa sac. Which, rather than ending his career merely requires that he be sidelined for the next 7-10 days before being re-evaulated.
It’s not fabulous that a couple of throwing sessions in spring training has knocked Arroyo out like this, but it’s obviously much much better for him that he can still try to come back. Whether he’s a part of the Nationals rotation this season or not is an open question, of course.