Found April 25, 2013 on isportsweb.com:
Well, life is full of surprises. And life is also full of “I figured as much.” Such is the case with Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Chad Billingsley. Chad Billingsley, here with wife Tiffany, was emerging as the All-American pitching star until he suddenly lost it. The Dodgers announced Tuesday that Billingsley will undergo the dreaded elbow operation known as Tommy John surgery and is out of action for at least a calendar year.  Dodgers fan may be disappointed by the news, especially with Zack Greinke lost for a prolonged time frame, but they almost were expecting it. Billingsley was shut down last August when his elbow became inflamed. Talk of Tommy John surgery reared it’s ugly head for a couple of months but the swelling subsided.  Instead of an operation, the team physician embarked upon a not-quite-proven treatment of platelet-rich plasma injections into the arm.  As spring training opened, Billingsley said the elbow felt fine and that he could start the season...
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