The recovery time for Tommy John surgery would be approximately 12-18 months, knocking Nova out of action for the rest of this year as well as the beginning of next season.
Nova sustained the injury during an April 19 start against the Rays at Tropicana Field and has been replaced by left-hander Vidal Nuno in the rotation. Nova was 2-2 with an 8.27 ERA in four starts for New York this season.
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