VERLANDER TO HAVE ELBOW SURGERY
Sep 19, 2020, 1:19 pm
The hits keep coming for Astros, Justin Verlander
Composite photo by Jack Brame
The Astros and Justin Verlander announced on Saturday that Verlander will undergo surgery for his injured elbow. He's expected to be out for 12-14 months.
— Houston Astros (@astros) September 19, 2020
Verlander announced his need for Tommy John surgery on Instagram.
View this post on InstagramAfter consulting with several of the best doctors, it has become clear that I need Tommy John surgery. I was hopeful that I would be able to return to competition in 2020, however, during my simulated game unfortunately the injury worsened. Obviously I'm extremely disappointed, but I will not let this slow down my aspirations for my career. I will approach this rehab the only way I know, attack and don't look back. I'm confident that with a proper rehabilitation program and my unwavering commitment that this surgery will ultimately lengthen my career as opposed to shorten it. I can't thank my teammates, coaches, the front office and my fans enough for the support they have given me so far in this process. I'm eager to get through this recovery and back on the field to continue to do what I love.
A post shared by Justin Verlander (@justinverlander) on Sep 19, 2020 at 9:53am PDT