Cincinnati Reds reliever Tejay Antone received bad news on Wednesday and the same serpentine was in charge of spreading it on Thursday. The right shall submit to a Tommy John operation on his right elbow, which will end his season.
Antone will be operated on Friday by Cincinnati team medical director Tim Kremchek. Because the payback time is 12-18 months, Antone will most likely be out of action until at least the 2023 season.
“It was not how I imagined my season would end,” Antone posted on his Twitter account. “I will have my second Tommy John operation tomorrow. I completely trust Dr. Kremchek and his team to come back much better ”.
The 27-year-old Antone made his first appearance Tuesday after being on the disabled list for 52 games due to a strained forearm. He had just five pitches off his leadoff hitter when he felt a tear in his elbow while pulling a curveball. He was immediately forced to leave the game.
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