Francisco says he wasn't dogging it

September, 8, 2013
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Frank Francisco told reporters in Cleveland on Sunday that he received platelet rich plasma therapy for a partially torn flexor pronator in his right elbow, refuting suggestions that he dogged his comeback from surgery last December to remove a bone spur.

"There's been a lot of talking. There's nothing I can do to change people's minds," Francisco said, according to media reports. "... If I went for a cortisone shot, why would they give me a PRP if nothing was wrong with my arm? So that explains something to you."

PRP involves taking a person's blood, spinning it to get a high concentration of platelets, then injecting it into a troublesome area.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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