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Jonny Venters Has Injection, Atlanta Braves Shut Him Down for Four Weeks

April 2nd, 2013 at 3:12 PM
By Cody Fields

The Atlanta Braves have shut down Jonny Venters for four weeks, according to a tweet sent out from @braves. The team also reported that he had an injection this morning in his sprained left elbow.

Platelet-rich plasma injecitons are used to stimulate the growth and healing of soft tissue and bone, so the move is an attempt to avoid a second Tommy John surgery for Venters, who originally had the procedure done by Andrews in 2005.

Venters will start a throwing program after four weeks. No timetable has been set for his return.

Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Jonny Venters, MLB

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