Reports: Wilson out 2-3 days with inflamed elbow

August 17, 2011, 10:07 pm
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Aug. 17, 2011
ATLANTA (AP) -- San Francisco closer Brian Wilson flew to Florida on Wednesday to have his ailing right elbow checked out by the same doctor who performed surgery eight years ago.Wilson has some inflammation but no serious damage, manager Bruce Bochy said before the injury plagued Giants faced the Atlanta Braves.The right-hander was not available for the game. He could return to the mound Thursday."He just felt a little tenderness," Bochy said. "We're just being cautious. The results came out well. They showed a little inflammation in the elbow, so we're going to give him a couple days off."Wilson gave up three runs in the ninth inning Monday night, a 5-4 loss to the Braves. He headed to Pensacola, Fla., to be examined by Dr. James Andrews, who performed Tommy John surgery on Wilson in 2003.Wilson is 6-4 with a 3.19 ERA and 35 saves this season."He just wanted to get it checked out by the man who did it," Bochy said. "We didn't want to risk putting him back out there without having it evaluated."