Gavin Floyd has muscle tear

Updated: May 3, 2013, 5:08 PM ET
By Doug Padilla | ESPNChicago.com

Chicago White Sox pitcher Gavin Floyd has a tear in his flexor muscle near his right elbow, which has caused an unstable ulnar collateral ligament, a team spokesman said Friday.

The UCL is the ligament that is repaired during Tommy John surgery, which Floyd could end up having, but he won't make that decision until he is examined Monday in New York by orthopedic specialist Dr. David Altchek.

At the very least, Floyd figures to be out for a significant amount of time. If surgery ...

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