Tommy John surgery for Brian Wilson
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.