Phillies' Bryce Harper undergoes Tommy John surgery

ByABC News
November 23, 2022, 6:09 PM

Philadelphia Phillies slugger Bryce Harper had Tommy John surgery on his right elbow Wednesday, his agent, Scott Boras, told ESPN's Jesse Rogers. 

Harper is expected to return in the early months of 2023, according to Boras.

Phillies president Dave Dombrowski had told reporters last week that Harper would have elbow surgery, although it wasn't known if it would be of the Tommy John variety.

"We have no prognosis, really, until (the surgeon) goes into the elbow and takes a look at it," Dombrowski said then.

Harper tore his UCL in April, and it prevented him from playing in the field the rest of the season. He received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his right elbow in May and shifted to the designated hitter role thereafter.