Hicks is 2-2 with a 3.14 ERA and a team-high 14 saves through 29 games this season.

Cardinals confirm Jordan Hicks has torn UCL


Jordan Hicks is in jeopardy of missing time this season and beyond.

The Cardinals on Monday announced the right-hander has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

Hicks underwent an MRI for further evaluation, which revealed the severity of the injury.

The club added it is still determining the next course of action, and Tommy John surgery is a possibility, though the procedure would surely sideline Hicks into the 2020 season.

Hicks, 22, left Saturday's 4-2 win over the Angels in the ninth inning with the injury and will likely be placed on the injured list this week.

He is 2-2 with a 3.14 ERA and a team-high 14 saves through 29 games this season.

The Cardinals could lean on John Gant to move into the role of closer in Hicks' absence.



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