Blue Jays’ Springer has elbow surgery, expected to be ready for spring training

Toronto Blue Jays' centre fielder George Springer (4) hits a single in the first inning of American League baseball action against the Baltimore Orioles in Toronto on Monday, June 13, 2022. (Jon Blacker/CP)

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer underwent surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow this week in Dallas, the club announced Thursday.

The nagging injury in Springer’s dominant arm bothered him for most of the season and limited his play.

Despite this, he had a .267 batting average with 25 home runs, 76 runs batted in, 14 stolen bases and was named a nominee for the Silver Slugger award earlier Thursday.

A Blue Jays spokesman said Springer is expected to make a full recovery and be ready in time for spring training.

Springer was carted off the field in Toronto’s 8-7 collapse against the Seattle Mariners in Game 2 of the American League wild card series.

He was concussed when he collided with Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette in shallow centre field chasing down a flyball.

–with files from Sportsnet staff

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