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Brandon Morrow likely done for the year with forearm injury

Jul 25, 2013, 2:51 PM EST

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Brandon Morrow hasn’t pitched since late May because of a forearm injury and now it looks like he’ll miss the remainder of the season.

Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports that Dr. James Andrews examined Morrow and diagnosed him with an entrapped radial nerve in his forearm, which comes with a recovery timetable of at least six weeks.

That means even in the best-case scenario Morrow could start throwing again in early September, at which point he’d have to build up arm strength in a hurry to make some late-season appearances for the Blue Jays.

If his season is indeed over Morrow finishes with a 5.63 ERA in 54 innings, failing to build on a very impressive (and injury shortened) 2012 season in which he threw 124 innings with a 2.96 ERA and 108 strikeouts.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jul 25, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    He was obviously in pain, yet he had passed a couple of MRI’s. Unfortunately, this type of injury does not show up on MRI’s. Thus the visit to Dr. Andrews. The best cure is rest, so no Morrow for the rest of the season.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Jul 25, 2013 at 9:40 PM

      the entire bluejay neighborhood is in pain this year!! Yes I came up with that myself and I just fell on the floor im laughing so hard!! But with that said when isn’t Morrow hurt? Tell us something new for a change

  2. missthemexpos - Jul 25, 2013 at 3:31 PM

    Almost like the Jays were cursed this season.

    • nbjays - Jul 25, 2013 at 7:00 PM

      I blame A-Rod…

      • dirtyharry1971 - Jul 26, 2013 at 12:46 AM

        Blame AA, he is the one who deserves your blame for this train wreck!!

    • dirtyharry1971 - Jul 26, 2013 at 12:45 AM

      cursed? Naaa spooks had nothing to do with it, this was a lousy team that was put together by AA and the rest of the front office. Reyes is the only guy they got of any real value too bad he gets hurt a lot and will get hurt even more playing all those gams on turf because the jays are too cheap to get a real playing surface. All one has to ask themselves is this, “how well did the marlins do with these same players last year?” Hmmmm not so good

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