Thursday, February 24, 2011

BREAKING: Wainwright Needs Tommy John

The surgery, not the pitcher himself...

And he's out for the season...

"We have confirmed that Adam Wainwright will require Tommy John surgery. So obviously, he'll be out for the year," Cards GM John Mozeliak told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "Not a real surprise to us, but certainly a disappointment and a finality to this process. As we look to the future now we certainly believe that we have a strong starting rotation on this club. And now we're going to have to try and fill it in terms of a fifth spot."

Mozeliak said the typical recovery time is 12 to 15 months.

The Glynn Academy Red Terror graduate began feeling soreness in the elbow back at the beginning of the week. Trainers examined him Tuesday and Wainwright flew back to St. Louis to meet with team doctors on Wednesday.

Here's reaction from Cards manager Tony LaRussa when Wainwright was sent back to St. Louis for the initial examination...

The starting staff now has a gaping hole in it. The question now is: Do the Cards chase after Kevin Millwood as insurance or stick with the young kids in camp...???

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