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Brandon Morrow likely done for the year with forearm injury

Blue Jays' Morrow pauses on the mound after giving a home run to Braves' Schafer in the second inning of their Interleague MLB baseball game in Toronto

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Brandon Morrow pauses on the mound after giving a home run to Atlanta Braves Jordan Schafer in the second inning of their Interleague MLB baseball game in Toronto May 28, 2013. REUTERS/Fred Thornhill (CANADA - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

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Brandon Morrow hasn’t pitched since late May because of a forearm injury and now it looks like he’ll miss the remainder of the season.

Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports that Dr. James Andrews examined Morrow and diagnosed him with an entrapped radial nerve in his forearm, which comes with a recovery timetable of at least six weeks.

That means even in the best-case scenario Morrow could start throwing again in early September, at which point he’d have to build up arm strength in a hurry to make some late-season appearances for the Blue Jays.

If his season is indeed over Morrow finishes with a 5.63 ERA in 54 innings, failing to build on a very impressive (and injury shortened) 2012 season in which he threw 124 innings with a 2.96 ERA and 108 strikeouts.