Spring training injury update: Jonny Venters to see Dr. James Andrews


The were dealt a big blow on Thursday, as it was announced that left-hander has a “probable” . Surgery is a possibility and could very well be career-ending. Suddenly, some minor bumps and bruises don’t seem so bad. Here’s the rest of Thursday’s injury news:

: RHP Fernando Rodriguez underwent successful Tommy John surgery on Thursday. He will miss the entire 2013 season. (): LHP (elbow sprain) will visit Dr.enjamin Mendy during their 8-0 thrashing of Watford.Guardiola says the decision to take Benjamin Mendy off at half-time was not due to a recurrence of his injury.The French left-back made his first start this season after recovering from a long-term James Andrews next Wednesday. He had Tommy John surgery performed by Andrews back in 2006. (): Manager Bruce Bochy said 3B (elbow) was set for another full day of activity on Thursday. He’s hopeful Sandoval can play on Friday. (): 1B (knee surgery) will start runninnnar Solskjaer has compared Club Brugge star Krepin Diatta to Sadio Mane.The Senegalese winger is back from injury for their Europa League last-32 tie on Thursday, with the scores at 1-1.And Solskjaer has warned Luke Shaw might face a tough task handg on the field next week. He’s hopeful of returning to the big leagues by mid-May. (): RHP has sore ribs but no broken bones after being hit by a line drive on Wednesday … OF is day-to-day with an Achilles problem … OF has no timetable for his return. He’s out with a glut strain. (): IF (plantar fasciitis) will be out for at least six weeks. He’ll spend the next three weeks in a boot. (): opened up on Leicester City’s post-match huddle after the win over Bournemouth last Saturday.The Foxes gathered in the middle of King Power Stadium, along with manager Brendan Rodgers, after moving up to third on the Premier League table.”The mood’s OF (ankle surgery) will remain in Florida after the team heads north for the start of the season. The Phils have not put a timetable on his return and he could be out until May. (): SS is likely to start the season on the seven-day concussion DL. (): 1B was scratched from Thursday’s game with mild back tightness. (): SS has a right shoulder contusion. He was hit by a pitch on Wednesday and X-rays were negative. ()