When a professional athlete has to go see the legendary Dr. James Andrews, it usually means they have a serious medical issue and need to see the best in the business. Washington Nationals closer Drew Storen will be visiting Andrews after experiencing "tenderness" in his elbow after throwing a simulated game. According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, the team fears Storen has a bone chip in his elbow.
At the moment, it is believed that Storen will not need Tommy John surgery. Amanda Comack of the Washington Times reported that the team found a "loose body" in the pticher's elbow. Kilgore noted that Storen had an arthrogram which should rule out Tommy John, but the soreness after resting for so long raised a red flag.
While not as serious as Tommy John surgery, bone chips are no small matter. They could require surgery, which would keep Storen on the shelf for some time.