70°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Sun
85°
73°
50%
Mon
86°
74°
50%
Tue
85°
73°
60%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Tommy John surgery for Brian Wilson

3 years ago April 19, 2012 Apr 19, 2012 Thursday, April 19 2012 Thursday, April 19, 2012 10:00:04 AM EDT in LSU Sports
Source: Michael Cauble

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.

 

 

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
70°
70°
Sun
PM T-Storms
85°
73°
Mon
PM T-Storms
86°
74°
Tue
Scattered T-Storms
85°
73°
Wed
Scattered T-Storms
83°
73°