Blue Jeans Posted August 20, 2006 Share Posted August 20, 2006 The New York Daily News is reporting in its Sunday editions that Tom Glavine's health and his season are in jeopardy, what could be a huge blow to the pitcher as well as to the Mets' hopes of reaching the World Series. Sources told the newspaper that the southpaw has had coldness in a finger on his pitching hand, and that the cause of the condition is not yet known. The Mets announced that Glavine will address the media at 11:45 a.m. ET to discuss the issue. The 287-game winner is schedule for a CT scan Monday, and an angiogram is planned for Wednesday, according to the newspaper. The Daily News reports doctors are unsure whether the problem is related to a blood clot or possibly a "knot" in an artery near his left shoulder. Depending on the diagnosis, Glavine could miss little time or the remaineder of the season. The "knot" could require invasive surgery, while a clot might be able to be dissolved and limit the time lost. Reached last night by the newspaper, Glavine's agent, Gregg Clifton, said he could confirm that "diagnostic tests" are planned for this week, but he declined to elaborate. Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz said he was unable to provide any details to the newspaper, and he would not acknowledge a medical issue. A teammate aware of the situation also declined to discuss what he knew with the newspaper. "I would get in a lot of trouble for that," he said. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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