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Second opinion agrees, Wainwright needs surgery

Posted on: February 24, 2011 11:17 am
Edited on: February 24, 2011 11:52 am
Wednesday morning, news broke that stud Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright would likely need Tommy John surgery to repair damaged ligaments in his throwing elbow. This type of surgery immediately ends a pitcher's season, so it's tough to blame Wainwright for seeking a second opinion .

Thursday morning,'s Scott Miller confimed with general manager John Mozeliak that Wainwright will, in fact, need to undergo the procedure.

From here, Wainwright is looking at a bare minimum of a one-year recovery period. The Cardinals are dealt a significant blow to their pitching staff, as the pair of aces atop the rotation is dwindled down to just Chris Carpenter, who turns 36 on April 27. He's also had arm troubles several times in his career, most recently in 2008.

Needless to say, it's been a rough spring training thus far for St. Louis, with this injury and the Albert Pujols contract mess.

-- Matt Snyder

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 9:25 am

Second opinion agrees, Wainwright needs surgery

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