L.A. Dodgers pitcher Josh Ravin SNAPPED his non-pitching arm in a car crash in Arizona on Monday -- and will require surgery ... and TMZ Sports has photos of the nasty injury.
We spoke with Ravin who tells us ... he was behind the wheel in his car when traffic suddenly came to a stop and his first instinct was to swerve to avoid hitting the car in front of him.
Problem is ... he went into oncoming traffic and collided with another vehicle.
Ravin says he believes he was only going around 20 mph at the time of the crash -- but the impact was hard enough that it snapped his left arm.
Ravin says he was told at the scene that the person in the other vehicle is also okay ... thank goodness.
As for Ravin's injury -- we're told he'll undergo surgery to get a plate and screws put in his arm. He's expected to miss between 6 to 8 weeks.
It's been a rough month for Ravin -- who missed time with the flu and strep throat in February.
Here's to a better April ...