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Jameson Taillon to Have Tommy John Surgery

Jameson Taillon to Have Tommy John Surgery

Jameson Taillon has been diagnosed with an injury to his ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, and will elect to have Tommy John surgery, the team has announced.

I first reported Taillon was shut down a few weeks ago with what he described as "a little bit of elbow discomfort". The initial MRI he received said the ligament was strong, which suggested the injury could be something in the form of bone chips in his elbow. However, he decided to get a second opinion, and after that opinion, the team and Taillon were both hushed in the results of the second opinion.

The silence following the second opinion raised concerns. After the first opinion, the plan was for Taillon to take two weeks off, then re-evaluate and potentially build up for the season. It became obvious that the se...

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