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Report: Gavin Floyd seeks multiple opinions on elbow strain

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"Biggest fear" is UCL tear that would effectively end White Sox career, reports Chicago Tribune

David Banks

Spliced throughout his recap of the White Sox's 5-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday, Mark Gonzales has what probably should be a separate and bigger story: Gavin Floyd's elbow injury may be worse than originally thought.

Sale's second consecutive victory boosts Sox hopes in the wake of Floyd's right elbow strain. According to a source, Floyd is seeking multiple opinions.

The biggest fear is that further diagnosis could reveal an ulnar collateral ligament tear that may require lengthy rest, or surgery that would end his year and his association with the Sox after seven seasons.

Gonzales is the only one who has this story -- in the last update, the Sox said the MRI showed no ligament damage -- so you'd think that would be the dominant headline here.

Either way, as we wait to see what happens as Floyd gets his reported second opinions, John Danks will take the mound in Birmingham Thursday night. That rehab start becomes a little more significant than it should be.