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TJ surgery for Pujols??

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TheSportsPredictor, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member


    Early March is six months from now.
  2. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    My understanding was that Pujols knew a long time ago that he would need Tommy John surgery eventually, but he decided to at play through the injury for at least this season. It would make a lot of sense for him to have the procedure as soon as possible once the Cardinals are eliminated. But with the Cardinals only four games out of the Wild Card, it looks like he's going to have to put the surgery off long enough that he could miss the start of the '09 season.
  3. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    Yup.. he's played through it for at least a season and a half, if memory serves.
  4. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    That sounds right. I remember when this came up during Spring Training, it came out that this was hurting him through much of the 2007 season. Killed his draft position in fantasy baseball leagues. (Hi spnited!) because it really sounded like there was a good chance that he would have to cut this season short and have the surgery.
  5. Scouter

    Scouter Member

    I'm not sure why everyone made a big stink about his elbow issues this year. Everyone in St. Louis has known it's been hurt since the start of the 2003 season. The rest of the country reacted like it had been some big secret.

    I don't think he'll have the surgery this offseason. He wants to play in the WBC and the All-Star Game is at Busch next year.
  6. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Risking blowing it out during the 2009 season so he can play in the WBC is a terrible idea. And if he only misses a little time to start '09, the self-proclaimed best fans in the world will do enough ballot-box stuffing to get him in the All-Star game even if his production isn't up to its usual levels.
  7. Scouter

    Scouter Member

    I agree possibly putting it off to play in the WBC is a dumb idea, but the dude has put it off for five years because he's that much of a competitor.

    I hope he gets the surgery, but I don't think he will.
  8. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    I thought the pain had gotten significantly worse during the 2007, but I'm trusting my memory of stories I read six or seven months ago.
  9. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Get the surgery now, AP. Perhaps Chris Young can recommend a good doctor for you.
  10. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    It's no surprise really. Don't most 45-year old baseball players need TJ surgery at some point?

    :D :D :D
  11. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    I wonder what caused this breakdown.
  12. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    I'm shocked at this response

    I really expected the Cardinals logo with the needle. :)
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