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The St. Louis Cardinals announced yesterday that shortstop Rafael Furcal requires Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ligament in his elbow, according to Derrick Goold of The St. Louis Dispatch. The injury and recovery period is expected to sideline Furcal for six to eight months. #Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal will have Tommy John surgery to repair torn ligament. Recovery could be eight months.#stlcards — Derrick Goold (@dgoold) March 7, 2013 Furcal and the Cardinals knew this was ultimately a possibility, as surgery was postponed over the offseason. Instead, the sides agreed to attempt rehabbing the elbow injury in hopes of avoiding an extended stay on the disabled list. Now, considering the timing of the procedure, Furcal is likely to miss most, if not all, of the 2013 season. The Cardinals have said they are not going to look outside the organization for shortstop help immediately. They will see how Pete Kozma handles the regular role, while using Ronny Cedeno and Daniel Descalso as reserves. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })(); Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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