Minnesota Twins Nathan Suffers Ligament Tear

Tests on Minnesota Twins Joe Nathan's pitching arm have revealed a significant tear in his ulnar collateral ligament, ESPN said.

The injury, which will likely end his career for the season, usually requires a Tommy John surgery in which the injured ligament is replaced with a tendon from elsewhere in the body, MSNBC News said.

The closer, who had his career-high of 47 saves last season, will have a second opnion later this week from the surgeon who removed bone spurs and chips from his elbow in October.

Then, after a two week resting period, he will try to pitch again before making his final descision about the surgery, which could put next year's season in question also, MSNBC News said.

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