Originally posted on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 3/23/12
Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter has been shutdown indefinitely due to nerve irritation that has led to weakness in his right shoulder, the club announced Friday. The news is particularly troubling to the Cardinals and Carpenter, who missed the 2004 playoffs due to a similar nerve issue and had surgery in 2008 to transpose a nerve in his right elbow. The right-hander was sidelined for almost two weeks earlier this spring due to a bulging cervical disc in his neck. He completed an aggressive 40-pitch simulated game Sunday before complaining of shoulder weakness during a throw the next day. Carpenter returned to St. Louis for a series of tests this week, which showed a reoccurrence of the nerve issue that the Cardinals hoped wouldnt be the case. An official release by the club called the cervical disc injury a "non-issue" and said a timetable for his return to the mound was undetermined at this time. Carpenter is expected to return to the clubs Spring Training complex in Jupiter by Monday.
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