Rafael Betancourt May Have Serious Injury
Troy Renck of the Denver Post speculates that it?s a serious injury?and specifically a torn ulnar collateral ligament?because ?several teammates quietly patted him on the back? and ?the gravity of the moment was powerful.?
He?ll undergo further testing, but a torn UCL would require Tommy John surgery and knock Betancourt out for most or perhaps all of next season. And at age 38 that might end his career.