While many had switched over to watch Johan Santana attempt to complete the first no-hitter in New York Mets history last night, Phillies reliever Jose Contreras injured himself while pitching in relief. According to CSNPhilly.com’s John Salisbury, the injury is not good…
Contreras has torn the Tommy John ligament. Tough break. Good man worked hard to get back.
— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) June 2, 2012
That sure sounds like a career ending injury to me, although I am no medical expert. Salisbury is right though, in saying that Contreras worked hard to get back on to the mound this season. His 2012 season comes to an end almost as soon as it got started.
To fill the roster spot, Michael Schwimer has been called back up to fill a spot in the bullpen.
All the best to Contreras, who fought hard to make good things happen in Philadelphia. If Jamie Moyer can come back and pitch in the majors, then we should not count out Contreras, right? We’ll see what happens.