Phillies Update Andrew Painter’s Injury Status, Midsummer Return Expected

The Philadelphia Phillies updated the injury status of multiple players on Thursday afternoon including prized prospect Andrew Painter.  

Painter, 19, was shut down in early March because of discomfort in his elbow after his first Grapefruit League start.  The initial MRI showed a right proximal ulnar collateral ligament sprain and a second opinion from renowned elbow doc Neal ElAttrache confirmed the injury.  While disappointing, the overall diagnosis was favorable for the young phenom. Tommy John surgery was not required and Painter would rest for a few weeks.  

We now have a potential timetable for Painter’s return to the mound. 

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