The media learned on May 8 that Julius Higuma will have Tommy John surgery on his left elbow at a hospital in Tatebayashi, Gunma on May 10. He will most likely require about a year for a full recovery.
Higuma had surgery to remove osteophytes from his left elbow last August. He was making good progress until he started feeling pain about two to three weeks.
Source: Sanspo 5/9/2017