After exiting Saturday’s game against the Cleveland Indians with a mere five pitches thrown, it was obvious that Michael Fulmer wasn’t doing well, even if he didn’t show signs of pain on the field. He had a brief confab with head athletic trainer Doug Teter and manager Ron Gardenhire, then exited the game.
It was announced later Fulmer was experiencing right knee inflammation. On Monday, he underwent an MRI and the results were not good, but also not unexpected. According to reports, Fulmer showed signs of meniscus damage. He will now go to see Dr. James Andrews for further assessment.
Michael Fulmer's MRI showed meniscus damage. Now being reviewed by Dr. James Andrews. Gardenhire refused to speculate beyond that, but unlikely he will pitch again in 2018.— Evan Woodbery (@evanwoodbery) September 17, 2018
Thought there were no comments on a long-term prognosis, with only two weeks left in the regular season, it’s safe to say the Tigers won’t risk further injury by using Fulmer again in 2018, even if the damage was moderate enough to allow for it.