Carl Crawford has a chronic left elbow ulnar collateral ligament tear. While he has been following a conservative treatment protocol and playing with this injury, his symptoms are getting worse. After consultation with the Boston Red Sox medical staff and with Dr. James Andrews, the decision has been made to proceed with a left elbow ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (Tommy John surgery). The surgery will be performed by Dr. Andrews on Thursday, August 23.Also, pitching coach Bob McClure was fired. Randy Niemann will fill in for the rest of the season.
August 20, 2012
Crawford Will Have TJ Surgery On Thursday; McClure Fired
Red Sox statement:
by allan at 10:21 PM