This is why we can't have nice things.
Royals rookie ace Yordano Ventura had to leave the game in the third inning of his start against the Houston Astros after a significant drop in velocity. Ventura had struggled with poor command the entire game and for the second straight start did not look his best. Andy McCullough has more:
Yordano Ventura left with "lateral elbow discomfort." He will undergo an MRI tomorrow.— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughStar) May 27, 2014
"Lateral" indicates it is not "medial" which is typically associated with the ulnar collateral ligament and Tommy John surgery. However, as Jeff Passan points out.
That said: When it comes to UCL injuries, they're never the same. Pain can manifest itself in one place from an injury in another.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) May 27, 2014
So if you're asking me if its time to freak out and panic, I say yes. Yes it is.