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Canseco Out for Season After Surgery to Reconstruct His Pitching Elbow

July 10, 1993|Associated Press

Texas Ranger outfielder Jose Canseco is out for the season after he underwent surgery on his right elbow Friday in what doctors termed a successful procedure.

The surgery was performed in Los Angeles by Frank Jobe and John Conway, the Rangers' orthopedic consultant.

The 90-minute procedure involved removing a tendon from Canseco's right forearm to use as a graft to reconstruct a torn ligament.

Canseco was injured during a May 29 game, when he pitched against the Boston Red Sox. A few days later, he complained of a sore arm and back problems.

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