Found July 03, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
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Bad news for the defending World Champion Cardinals, as Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com is reporting today that starting pitcher Chris Carpenter will undergo surgery on July 19th for thoracic outlet syndrome, and miss three to six months. The disorder caused numbness in Carpenter's arm, shoulder, and face, and he didn't throw a pitch until June, when he was put on a throwing program. Carpenter's schedule bullpen session yesterday was cancelled, and everyone immediately assumed the worst...which ended up being what happened. The surgery for Carpenter's issue will involve removing one of Carpenter's ribs, as well as a pair of muscles in his neck. A number of players in the league have had thoracic outlet syndrome, including Matt Harrison and Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Most notably, JR Richard had a stroke after his syndrome went undiagnosed. This is just another setback in the career of Carpenter, and might be just another step towards the end. He's under co...
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