Jurrjens relieved after receiving MRI results
Count Jair Jurrjens among the many members of the Braves family who gained a sense of relief on Wednesday morning, when MRI results showed that he isn’t dealing with any structural damage in his right shoulder.
After Jurrjens felt some discomfort while throwing at the club’s Spring Training complex last week, he was sent to Atlanta to undergo an MRI exam on Tuesday. The 24-year-old Braves right-hander was told that exam showed he is simply dealing with inflammation and tightness in his shoulder.
Jurrjens said that the Braves doctors didn’t give him a specific
timetable about when he could start pitching again. But he’s under the
impression that he could begin a throwing program within the next few
days and still be in line to be ready to make his first
scheduled regular season start.
“It’s a big relief,” Jurrjens said. “I wasn’t worried. But any time they start talking about having to have an MRI, it’s not something you want to hear.” <p>