Condrey presented alternative to surgery

Condrey presented alternative to surgery

MINNEAPOLIS -- After telling manager Ron Gardenhire on Saturday that he thought he would have surgery on his arm, right-hander Clay Condrey was presented with another option.

Condrey and the team doctors will decide sometime this week if the pitcher wants to have surgery or PRP (platelet rich plasma) injections to fix the strain in his right flexor muscle, which is located just below the elbow.

The injections would be a minimally invasive way to fix his muscle tissues and it is an emerging treatment option. It combines cutting-edge technology with the body's natural ability to heal itself and has become an option for many athletes with similar injuries.

Condrey has been out all season and has seen multiple doctors concerning his injury. Gardenhire said the decision of which route Condrey will go will be made soon.