Brandon Workman

Brandon Workman receives PRP injection after visit with Dr. James Andrews

Ryan Hannable
April 15, 2015 - 1:50 pm

Brandon Workman came away from a visit with Dr. James Andrews without needing surgery, but that doesn't mean it was all good news. After being placed on the disabled list with a right elbow strain, Workman went to visit with Dr. Andrews for a second opinion. He left the visit receiving a PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injection in the elbow. "He received a PRP injection today," manager John Farrell said after Wednesday's game. "That is going to take some time to recover from that. There's no estimate time to return to a throwing program. He's en route back from seeing Dr. Andrews today." Getting a PRP injection is an alternative to surgery. A number of players have had it recently including Orioles first baseman Chris Davis for an oblique injury and left-hander Zach Britton on his shoulder. For more Red Sox news, visit