St. Louis Cardinal Adam Wainright Could Face Tommy John Surgery

Posted: February 23, 2011 in Sports
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St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright has flown back to St. Louis this morning to have his right elbow examined this afternoon after he experienced discomfort in the joint.

General manager John Mozeliak said he believes it is a “significant injury” and the early word is “not encouraging.”

Tommy John surgery is one alternative to repair the damage that Wainwright is being checked for.

“After his bullpen on Monday he did feel something in his right elbow,” Mozeliak said. “I can say just based on the initial evaluation from our training staff, things do not look encouraging. But before jump to any conclusions we’ll just wait until the re-evaluation this afternoon.”

Wainright is an absolute stud when it comes to Starting Pitching. He nearly won the Cy Young last season and won 20 games, losing him would be a tremendous blow to the Cardinals season and could open the door for another team in the NL Central to step up and win the division championship.

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