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Rafael Betancourt May Have Serious Injury

Rockies_Rafael_Betancourt_2013Colorado?s decision not to trade 38-year-old closer Rafael Betancourt may be a costly one, as he left last night?s game with an elbow 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.

Source: Aaron Gleeman, NBC Sports Hardball Talk



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