Zach Eflin to get surgery on right patellar tendon, expected to miss 6-8 months
A brutal blow to the Philadelphia Phillies pitching staff. Earlier this afternoon, Matt Gelb reported that Zach Eflin would be undergoing surgery to repair his right patellar tendon. Eflin is expected to miss six to eight months and will be sidelined for the remainder of the 2021 season and likely the start of next season.
Because of this injury, the Phillies have placed Zach Eflin on the 60-day IL, and he will undergo surgery on Friday. Over a week ago, rumors circled that Eflin was likely done for the season, with his last game with the Phillies having been back in mid-July. Eflin was set to start his first game back with the team just a few weeks ago, but was scratched right before the game due to reoccurring pain.
The Phillies have suffered numerous injuries over the last few weeks, with Rhys Hoskins also being out for the season with an abdominal injury. During the 2021 season, Eflin was 4-7 over 18 starts with a 4.17 ERA. Philadelphia returns to play later tonight, finishing out their three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers at 7:40.
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