The Boston Red Sox second baseman Trevor Story is set to miss the majority of the rest of the season, Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom confirmed on Tuesday.
Story underwent an internal bracing procedure on his right ulnar collateral ligament. While still an involved procedure, Story’s operation still demands less recovery time than Tommy John surgery, which often involves a year of recovery.
Despite the seriousness of Story’s procedure, Bloom does not rule out the possibility of Story returning at some point late on in the season. “I certainly would not rule out a return sometime during 2023,” Bloom confirmed.
As divulged by Bloom, Story began to experience pain in his right elbow just before Christmas while practicing in an effort to remain in shape for the season. While the exact timeline for Story’s rehabilitation is difficult to predict given the nature of this procedure, a previously suggested timeline of four to six months has been labeled as “optimistic”.
Enrique Hernandez has been listed as a potential replacement for Story, while left-hander Chris Sale is also available.