The Blue Jays star will undergo reconstructive right elbow surgery and miss the rest of the season.

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Alek Manoah is set to undergo reconstructive surgery on his right elbow, ruling him out for the remainder of the season.

The decision came following an examination from Dr. Keith Meister, who offered a second opinion and will perform the operation on June 17.

Manoah made his Blue Jays debut on May 6; however, he has not played since May 29 against the Chicago White Sox, when he had to depart his start due to right elbow pain in the second inning. Before that, he had a 3.70 ERA, going 1-2 in five starts totaling 24 1/3 innings.

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Manager John Schneider commented following the news being released that it still remains uncertain whether Manoah will have to undergo a full Tommy John ligament replacement, as a procedure to insert an internal brace into the elbow joint has also been suggested as a potential solution.

The state of Manoah’s ulnar collateral ligament, which will be evaluated throughout the procedure, will determine the precise course of treatment.

Schneider remarked, “You’re kind of hoping for the best and preparing for the worst in that situation.” He had discussions with us and the training team, so we were aware that it might happen.

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