PUJOLS HAS ELBOW SURGERY
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The news we were all so afraid to hear in May or June never came, and Albert Pujols put up another insane season… but the other shoe dropped today. Pujols underwent elbow surgery today but is expected to be ready for the start of spring training in 2009. Fantasy owners everywhere can breathe another sigh of relief that they dodged the bullet not just in 2008 but also for 2009! The complete text of the Cardinals’ release is below.
LOUIS, October 13,
2008 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that All-Star first
Pujols underwent surgery on his right elbow earlier today in a
procedure that included decompression and transposition of the ulnar nerve.
The surgery, which was performed by
Cardinals team physician Dr. George Paletta,
did not require reconstruction of the medial collateral ligament. Pujols
will begin his rehabilitation this week and is expected to make his recovery by
Pujols elected to undergo surgery
after consultation with Paletta and additional specialists, including
Pujols, 28, is a leading candidate
for National League MVP honors after batting .357 (2nd in N.L.) and
leading the Cardinals in homers (37) & RBI (116) this season.