By Sam Bush
The Phils Bryce Harper is expected to undergo an MRI this week to determine how much healing has occurred in his elbow ligament since he first sustained the injury.
The results of the evaluation will determine whether Harper needs surgery to complete the healing.
If Harper needs surgery, it will impact his readiness for next season. However, there are different surgical options, each with different timetables for recovery.
Harper could have a procedure called an internal brace. Rhys Hoskins had the procedure to fix a tear in the UCL in his left (non-throwing) elbow in early October 2020 and participated in a full spring training in 2021.