Latest health updates on each of the top injured Blue Jays players

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Rightly or wrongly, the common sentiment all year has been that the Blue Jays will end up in a playoff spot come the end of the regular season. There's still a strong case for this happening, but they're making it extremely difficult for themselves by continuing to underachieve.

The Blue Jays have also suddenly started struggling to put wins together at a very inopportune time, losing four of their past six games. Combined with a revitalized Mariners team and the lurking Red Sox, they are in a genuine battle for a precious wild card card spot.

Not helping the cause, is a growing casualty list of the Blue Jays' top players. The latest such addition to said list is outfielder Kevin Kiermaier.

Kiermaier was placed on the 10-day injured list (IL) on August 8, retroactive to August 7. This was as a result of a right elbow laceration, which required eight stitches following a game versus the Red Sox.

The three-time Gold Glover Award winner is expected to be ready to return once his 10 days on the IL are completed. However, even this time period will feel like a long time to fans, for a Blue Jays team which needs the defensive standout.

There was further reason for angst on Sunday, when third baseman Matt Chapman was scratched for the game versus the Cubs. Fortunately for everyone concerned, his right middle finger inflammation is nothing serious and he is considered day-to-day.

Regardless, it brings to mind the question of how long other important Blue Jays players will be out for? Here is the latest news on each of their main injured players.