Cardinals’ Wainwright Injures Elbow, Could Miss Season

The St. Louis Cardinals’ Adam Wainwright injured his throwing elbow and is returning to St. Louis to have it examined by team doctors. The former 20-game winner could miss the season if Tommy John surgery is needed.

General manager John Mozeliak said Wednesday that “things do not look encouraging” for the 2010 Cy Young runner-up based on the initial evaluation by training staff. He said the right-hander injured his elbow on the third to final pitch of Monday’s bullpen session.

Wainwright went 20-11 with a 2.42 ERA in 2010 in finishing second in the Cy Young balloting to Philadelphia’s Roy Halladay.

In 2009, Wainwright led the NL in wins (19), innings (233) and starts (34), winning a Gold Glove while finishing third in the Cy Young voting.

Copyright 2010 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. STATS LLC and The Associated Press contributed to this article. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

  • Tweets that mention Cardinals’ Wainwright Injures Elbow, Could Miss Season « CBS Chicago --

    […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by matt wendelschafer, Matthew Bauer and William Vorberg, WSCR AM. WSCR AM said: Cardinals’ Wainwright Injures Elbow, Could Miss Season […]

  • Augustas Gloup

    If hes injured this year, and his options for 2012 and 2013 dont vest, then the Cards will have more money to sign pujols with. I dont know the dollar value of the options in his contract, but im assuming theyre in the 10-13 mil range.

  • Spoon

    Yah, except they’re gonna have to sign a new big time thrower if that’s true.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Weather Reports Delivered To You!SIGN UP NOW: Get daily weather reports every morning from meteorologist Steve Baskerville!
CBS Sports Radio RoundupGet your latest sports talk from across the country.

Listen Live