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

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Chad Green

Placed in concussion protocol on August 9. Underwent Tommy John surgery June 3 last year.

Of all of the top players currently out through injury, Chad Green is the only unknown quantity. Having not actually played for the Blue Jays yet, it's more about going off his reputation and past success.

Green underwent Tommy John elbow surgery at the start of June last year, while still with the Yankees. However, the Blue Jays thought enough of him to agree a deal, despite the long recovery period associated with the specific surgery.

In this respect, the 2013 11th round draft pick has enjoyed a fine seven-year career in the Majors. In 272 games, he has recorded a 3.17 ERA, 3.29 FIP and 1.022 WHIP.

Green was placed on the 60-day IL at the end of March, to open up a spot on the 40-man roster. In terms of his recovery, he threw his first live bullpen session in June, at the Blue Jays' spring training facility.

July saw the 32-year-old's progress begin to ramp up, as he made rehab appearances for Low-A Dunedin and Single-A Dunedin respectively. At the beginning of August, he was assigned to Triple-A Buffalo.

Unfortunately for everyone concerned, Green suffered a setback on August 8. He was hit in the head during a Triple-A game, after a teammate attempted to throw out a runner at second base.

As a result, the righty was place in seven-day concussion protocol for precautionary reasons. The timing is obviously frustrating, with him being so close to a return to the Majors.

Schneider advised last Friday that Green has been doing some light cardio work. When he returns, his rehab clock will reset to 30 days.