DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Dustin McGowan will be out until at least the end of
April because of a right foot injury.
McGowan has been sidelined since March 26 after being diagnosed with
plantar fasciitis. He will not throw for at least the next five-to-seven
days and will then need to start building his arm back into game shape
once given a clean bill of health.
Blue Jays manager John Farrell estimated that whatever time McGowan ends
up missing, before beginning to throw, it will take the same period of
days to rehab from the injury.
"Let's say he misses two and a half weeks, he'll need two and a half
more weeks to get back to the game status he was in when he came out,"
"I would think at a minimum [two rehab starts]. We're certainly not
going to rush anything. As I stated the other day, you get any kind of
foot or leg injury we don't want that to show up in his shoulder and
we'll take every precaution needed."
McGowan was set to start the season as Toronto's No. 5 starter. He
returned last September following a three-year absence because of
multiple surgeries and proceeded to go 0-2 with a 6.43 ERA in 21