Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan confirmed that he will have season-ending surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon muscle in his right arm. He’s also not out of the woods for possible Tommy John surgery, either.
Dr. James Andrews will perform the surgery. It will be determined then if Hanrahan also needs Tommy John surgery for his ulnar collateral ligament. The recovery time is about 6-9 months for the flexor surgery. Tommy John surgery would mean a year away.