Los Angeles Angels lefty, C.J. Wilson has reportedly chosen to have arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow.
The procedure will be performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum; a respected orthopaedic surgeon based out of Southern California, to remove bone spurs from Wilson’s throwing elbow, an injury Wilson has been dealing with for what he claims to be “the last couple of months.”
Wilson first told reporters of such news after Monday night’s game against the Seattle Mariners. With the Angels now out of playoff contention and only two regular season games left in 2012, Wilson believes that he will not miss any starts in 2013.
Wilson stating, “It’s one of those things where you push yourself through anything because your job is to go out there and pitch.”
Wilson, who signed a monster five-year contract with the Angels this past offseason, has had a pretty productive year for his fantasy owners, owning a 3.83 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, with 173 strikeouts.
This will be an interesting story to follow all offseason long. However, it appears Wilson will be ready to go by spring training.