Trainer Herm Schneider walks Gavin Floyd off the field Saturday. AP PHOTO
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Gavin Floyd's latest elbow problem -- the third for the White Sox right-hander in 10 months -- appears to be the worst of them all.
Floyd revealed on Thursday that he has a tear in the flexor muscle in his right below and an unstable ulnar collateral ligament. He was examined by Dr. Keith Meister in the Dallas area on Tuesday and will see Dr. David Altchek in New York on Monday for a third opinion.
"We'll wait until the last doctor so I can think about it, pray about it and take it from there," Floyd said after Thursday's game.
"Yes. There's options of surgery. And options of rehab. And everything like that. We just have to weigh the options and see what happens.''
Floyd, who is on the 15-day disabled list, is facing the possibility that he has pitched his last game with the White Sox if he has surgery. The 30-year-old is in the last year of his contract, so his health kills almost any chance of the Sox getting prospects for him at a midseason should they be out of the AL Central race and go into trading veterans for young players mode.