David Purcey prefers his season ended in a different fashion but it could have been considerably worse.

The left-hander reliever rejoined his teammates Thursday with good news from Dr. James Andrews who offered a second opinion on his sprained ulnar collateral ligament. Same as White Sox team doctors Andrews said Purcey only needs rest to heal his injury and won’t require a trip to the surgeon.

Purcey who has a 2.13 ERA in 25 1/3 innings this season will rest for four-to-six weeks before he begins his rehab.

“They said most people recover from this no big deal” Purcey said. “I’ve known a lot of guys that had strained UCLs and everything after resting was fine. There’s like a 10 percent chance that you may need surgery but beyond that I’m not really looking there yet.”