Braves pitcher Gavin Floyd breaks bone in elbow - Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5

Braves pitcher Gavin Floyd breaks bone in elbow

Posted: Updated:

WASHINGTON (AP) - Atlanta Braves right-hander Gavin Floyd has a broken bone his throwing elbow.

The Braves said that Floyd broke the olecranon in his right arm during Thursday night's 3-0 victory over the Washington Nationals.

Floyd will return to Atlanta on Friday to be examined by team doctors and to determine how long he will be sidelined.

Floyd flexed his pitching arm awkwardly after giving up a long foul ball to Jayson Werth on the first pitch of the seventh inning. Floyd then left the game for reliever Anthony Varvaro.

Floyd was making his ninth start since returning from Tommy John surgery, but manager Fredi Gonzalez said the two injuries are not related.

The Braves lost two starters - Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy - to Tommy John surgery during spring training.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More SportsMore>>

  • FOX 5 Sports Exclusive

    Ron Gant and Bobby Cox talk Cooperstown

    Ron Gant and Bobby Cox talk Cooperstown

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-07-24 12:57:42 GMT
    We're coming up on a big weekend for baseball -- and especially for a some Atlanta Braves legends. Former Braves pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux are being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame-- along with former Braves skipper Bobby Cox.
    We're coming up on a big weekend for baseball -- and especially for a some Atlanta Braves legends. Former Braves pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux are being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame-- along with former Braves skipper Bobby Cox.
  • Dream's Cooper diagnosed with tongue cancer

    Dream's Cooper diagnosed with tongue cancer

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:31:10 GMT
    Atlanta Dream coach Michael Cooper has been diagnosed with early stage tongue cancer.
    Atlanta Dream coach Michael Cooper has been diagnosed with early stage tongue cancer.
  • La Stella, Wood lead Braves' win over Phillies

    La Stella, Wood lead Braves' win over Phillies

    Tommy La Stella drove in three runs and Chris Johnson hit a two-run homer to back a strong start by Alex Wood and help the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-2 Sunday.
    Tommy La Stella drove in three runs and Chris Johnson hit a two-run homer to back Alex Wood and help the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-2 Sunday.
Powered by WorldNow

1551 Briarcliff Rd., NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

Main Number: (404) 875-5555
News Tips: (404) 898-0100

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices
.