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 Posted: Wed May 10th, 2017 03:09 am
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Zach Britton's recovery timeline reportedly took a drastic turn for the worse Tuesday, as the Baltimore Orioles closer is now expected to miss 45-60 days with a forearm strain, an industry source told the Baltimore Sun's Eduardo A. Encina.

The Orioles are apparently left hoping Britton will be back by the All-Star break.

Britton received a second opinion on the injury Monday from renowned Tommy John surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache. Despite the strain on the forearm muscle, the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow is structurally sound, and he is not expected to require surgery for the ailment.

According to Encina, Britton will report to the team's complex in Sarasota, though he will not throw for multiple weeks.