When Ivan Nova left last night’s game due to injury, it didn’t look good, since he was shaking his elbow and arm, trying to get it lose. As of this morning, the Yankees now have face the reality that they might not have Ivan Nova for the duration of the season.
An MRI revealed Nova had a partial tear in his ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) and will go on the DL. Injuries like those usually result in Tommy John Surgery, which could end Nova’s season. He’ll get checked out by Yankees team physician Dr. Chris Ahmad tomorrow in New York for further examination.