• Furcal exits early with right elbow strain

    Summary of 8 articles · Updated Aug 31, 2012
    Furcal was asked whether he was concerned the injury might end his season. "Sort of," Furcal said. "It's bad." The St. "My wish is nothing crazy," said Furcal, who never had dealt with elbow problems before this game. At that time, Furcal will also learn whether or not the injury will require Tommy John surgery. Cards manager Mike Matheny said Furcal will receive another medical examination before a course of action is taken: There was already some early speculation that Furcal might have damaged his ulnar collateral ligament, which, if damaged severely enough, could require Tommy John surgery to repair. Even a Grade I tear would need six weeks to recover, but Tommy John ligament elbow ligament replacement surgery would require 6-8 months of rehab time. If they keep getting good performances from pitchers like Bruce Chen and Guthrie the two pitchers combined to limit the Tigers to a total of one run over the last two games they have a good chance at ruining someone's designs on a division title.
    • Cards place Furcal on DL

      WASHINGTON (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals have put All-Star shortstop Rafael Furcal on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right elbow.
    • The Juice: Royals ruin Tigers’ stay with sweep, Furcal’s season in jeopardy after elbow injury

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    • Guthrie leads way as Royals sweep past Tigers

      Right-hander Jeremy Guthrie worked 7 1/3 solid innings and Alex Gordon aided the offense with his 10th homer as the Royals finished off a sweep of the Tigers with Thursday night's 2-1 victory.
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