Rays hit with brutal Tyler Glasnow injury update
Tampa Bay Rays ace Tyler Glasnow has been hit with an awful injury update that will end his season. According to a report from ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the hard-throwing righty will undergo Tommy John Surgery on his partially torn UCL.
Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery next week, sources tell ESPN. While there remains a small chance doctors will see a path toward him rehabbing his partially torn UCL, the expectation is that Glasnow needs an elbow procedure.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 31, 2021
As noted, there is the slightest chance he could steer clear of surgery and rehab the elbow, but it’s trending towards undergoing the procedure. If this does happen, Tyler Glasnow would potentially return to pitch at some point in 2022. However, there is also the possibility he doesn’t see the mound again until 2023.
The 27-year-old suffered the injury in mid-June and was hoping to rehab it in time for the postseason, but things have taken a turn for the worst. He even threw a pen on Friday, but clearly, there must have been some discomfort. Before going on the shelf, Glasnow was brilliant, going 5-2 with a 2.66 ERA.
The absence of Tyler Glasnow will definitely hurt the Rays. Their rotation has a 3.92 ERA this season, but that was much in part to their hard-throwing right-hander. The addition of Rich Hill will certainly help, but this will definitely sting. Nevertheless, Tampa is still in the heart of the playoff race, currently just a half-game back of the Red Sox in the AL East and leading the Wild Card.