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Floyd has MRI to determine extent of injury

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WASHINGTON -- After returning to Atlanta on Friday afternoon, Gavin Floyd underwent an MRI exam that was to provide a clearer picture of the right elbow he fractured during Thursday night's win over the Nationals.

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said a doctor likely will not evaluate Floyd's MRI image until at least Monday.

An X-ray performed on Thursday showed Floyd broke the olecranon -- the pointed, prominent bone -- in his right elbow. While it is assumed the 31-year-old right-hander will be sidelined for the remainder of this season, it remains unknown when he might be able to pitch again.

Floyd underwent a May 2013 surgical procedure to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament and flexor tendon in his right elbow. He underwent a year-long rehab process and then posted a 2.65 ERA in the nine starts he made for the Braves this season.

The Braves signed Floyd to a one-year deal that included a $4 million guarantee and incentives. It appears Floyd will end up making $4.75 million with this deal.

Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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