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Tommy John surgery for Brian Wilson

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Posted: Apr 19, 2012 11:00 AM
Updated: Apr 19, 2012 11:00 AM
Source: Michael Cauble

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BATON ROUGE -Former LSU Tiger pitcher and All-Star Giants closer Brian Wilson will undergo Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery Thursday in Pensacola ending his season.

Renowned elbow specialist Dr. James Andrews will perform the surgery after doing a similar procedure on Wilson when the right-hander was in college at LSU in 2003.

Andrews examined Wilson on Wednesday and confirmed the Giants' diagnosis of a torn ulnar collateral ligament that will sideline him all season.

While the timeframe can be longer than the standard 12-18 months following Tommy John surgery, the Giants hope Wilson is a quick healer and will be able to pitch in 2013.

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