Tankersley surgery successful

Lefty reliever Taylor Tankersley underwent surgery on Friday to repair a stress fracture in his throwing elbow.

The procedure was successful, said Jeff Kahn, Tankersley’s agent.

Tankersley, on the Triple-A New Orleans roster, traveled to Fort Worth, Texas, to have the surgery performed by Dr. John Conway. Two screws were inserted in the elbow.

Tankersley will not throw for at least six weeks. In six weeks, he’s scheduled for a followup visit with Dr. Conway.

If all goes well then, he could begin throwing.

Exactly how a player responds from this procedure is on a case-to-case basis. Feedback from players who have had it is the pain in the elbow is relieved.

— Joe Frisaro

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