Toronto Blue Jays Dealt Brutal Injury News

The Toronto Blue Jays would love to have fireballer Nate Pearson on the mound this weekend but it's not looking good for the team's top prospect. President Mark Shapiro confirmed to Sportsnet on Thursday, Pearson is headed for another opinion on his injured groin.

Pearson hasn't felt right in months and has tried to battle his way through it. Unfortunately, it hasn't worked out and he continues to be in the minor leagues on assignment. So far this season the 6'6 24-year-old has appeared in only one start for the Blue Jays, lasting 2.1 innings. Last season he threw 18 innings for the big club and was on track to throw over 100 this season. Toronto was hoping for big things from Pearson this season and basically handed him a rotation spot, and quite frankly it hasn't worked out.

The Blue Jays fan base is becoming quite worried about it all as they've seen other pitching prospects have their career derailed by injuries including the likes of Aaron Sanchez. While it's not a blister, the groin is a very sensitive area and one that can baffle medical staff. It's obvious considering Pearson is now headed for a fourth opinion. Let's hope for his sake and the Blue Jays, he's able to find out what's exactly wrong and can get himself back on the bump throwing 104mph.

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