Blue Jays’ Ryu Hyun-jin undergoes season-ending elbow operation

SEOUL, Toronto Blue Jays starter Ryu Hyun-jin has undergone season-ending elbow surgery, a procedure that will keep him out for at least a year.

The Blue Jays announced Saturday in Toronto, before hosting the New York Yankees, that Ryu received “revision ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction with a flexor tendon repair.” In simple terms, Ryu had Tommy John surgery.

The club had been hoping that the South Korean pitcher would only need a partial, more minor repair, but it was decided during the surgery to go ahead with the full repair.

Source: Yonhap News Agency