Right-hander Yu Darvish said a skin problem that arose on his right ring finger during his last start will not prevent him from facing the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday as scheduled.

Darvish tore skin on the inside of the right index finger during the sixth inning of his start at Houston on Tuesday. He stayed in the game and came within one out of a perfect game.

Darvish has dealt with the condition, similar to a blister, throughout his career. His release of a few pitches, particularly the circle change-up, causes extra friction on the finger.

Darvish threw a normal between-starts bullpen on Friday and reported no problerms.

“It’s okay,” said Darvish, speaking through an interpreter. “It’s good.”

Darvish threw 111 pitches against Houston, highest total in the majors entering Friday’s play. Manager Ron Washington said he is more concerned about how Darvish recovers from the workload than the skin condition.

“It’s been a good process of recovery,” Darvish said. “I’m ready to go again.”