It's not something that can be numbed because numbness is the problem (though I'm sure his elbow hurts like hell). If he pinched the nerve in his elbow, he is not going to have any feeling in his hand and have no ability to control his fingers. I have no idea what kind of treatment exists for this but I can understand why they couldn't put him back in.
Mount St. Mary's hired a private equity CEO to be their president. You'll never guess what happened next.