Canseco Out for Season After Surgery to Reconstruct His Pitching Elbow

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.