NEW YORK -- Jason Marquis says he will likely need surgery to remove bone chips in his right elbow after a ragged rehab start last night for Class A Potomac.
Marquis, who came to Citi Field today to meet with team doctors and officials, said his elbow "locked up" this morning. Asked whether he thought he would need surgery, he replied: "It's definitely a strong possibility."
The Nationals won't make a final decision immediately. If Marquis does have the arthroscopic procedure to remove the loose bodies, he would likely miss eight to 10 weeks.
UPDATE AT 12:45 P.M. -- Here's the full story on Marquis on CSNwashington.com.
UPDATE AT 5:40 P.M. -- It's official now: Marquis will have arthroscopic surgery Friday in Cincinnati.