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

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Jordan Romano

Placed on the 15-day IL on July 29, with lower back inflammation.

The issues surrounding Jordan Romano first flared up, during his appearance in this year's All-Star Game. He had to leave in the seventh inning, due to tightness in his lower back.

The injury did not cause Romano to go to the IL, but the Blue Jays played it smart and he did not return to action for just over a week. However, he suffered a relapse at the end of July, when his back locked up.

This time around, it did result in the two-time All-Star being placed on the IL. The Blue Jays clearly didn't want to take any risks with the lingering back issues.

As with Bichette, the Blue Jays completed a pre-deadline trade for a quality replacement to take the pressure off. Similarly though, as good as Jordan Hicks is, the sooner Romano returns the better.

Along these lines, the 30-year-old closer was back playing catch not long after going onto the IL. The week after this, he threw a couple of bullpen sessions.

The next step saw Romano make a rehab start for Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday. He allowed two hits, but took just 14 pitches -- including 10 called strikes -- to complete a scoreless eighth inning.

Following the rehab assignment, the Markham, Ontario native is now back with the Blue Jays. As a result, the expectation is he will be activated on Tuesday, for the home series versus the Phillies.