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The second opinion that Royals closer Joakim Soria was seeking regarding his injured right elbow confirmed the original diagnosis Soria indeed has the worst-case scenario, which is damage to the ulnar collateral ligament.
Soria has indicated he now will take a few days of leave to determine what his next course of action will be.
One option would be Tommy John surgery, which Soria already had on the elbow back in 2003. Another such surgery would put him out of baseball at least a year with no guarantees he could return to the same form he displayed as an All-Star closer with the Royals.
Soria also could opt to simply rest the the arm for several months, and hope to eventually pitch through the discomfort.
The Royals, meanwhile, will immediately begin to prepare for life without Soria, who is third all-time in club history with 160 saves.
Since taking over as the club's full-time closer in July of 2007, Soria converted 150 of 167 save opportunities (89.8 percent). That p...
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Kansas City Royals closer Joakim Soria will have his sore right elbow checked by Dr. Lewis Yokum in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Soria left Sunday's game after retiring only one of five batters he faced and said after the outing that his elbow felt "really bad."
Royals spokesman Mike Swanson said Monday the team believes Soria has some damage in his area of his ulnar collateral...
Kansas City Royals closer Joakim Soria faces the possibility of a second Tommy John surgery, the team announced Monday.
Soria was taken out of Sunday's spring training game against the Cleveland Indians after retiring only one of five batters he faced and said after the outing that his elbow felt ''really bad.'' An MRI on Monday revealed Soria suffered damage...
Kansas City Royals closer Joakim Soria will undergo reconstructive elbow surgery and will miss the season.
The surgery is scheduled for April 3.
Soria made the decision Friday after being examined by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala., for a third opinion. He had already been diagnosed with right elbow ligament damage by the Royals physicians and Dr. Lewis Yocum, who will perform...
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Kansas City Royals closer Joakim Soria will undergo reconstructive elbow surgery and will miss the season.
The surgery is scheduled for April 3.
Soria made the decision Friday after being examined by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala. for a third opinion. He had already been diagnosed with right elbow ligament damage by the Royals physicians and Dr. Lewis...
Kansas City Royals closer Joakim Soria will take a few days to consider his options after receiving a second opinion on his elbow injury.
Soria has damage to the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He had reconstructive elbow surgery in 2003 to replace the same ligament.
After leaving Sunday's game with pain in the elbow, Soria was examined Tuesday by Dr. Lewis Yocum...
Kansas City Royals closer Joakim Soria has decided to undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery.
Soria has been mulling whether to have surgery or attempt to rehabilitate the damaged ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.
The 27-year-old Soria also underwent Tommy John surgery in 2003.
The two-time All-Star finished 5-5 with a 4.03 ERA last season, converting 28 of 35 save...
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Kansas City Royals closer Joakim Soria will take a few days to consider his options after receiving a second opinion on his elbow injury.
The club said Wednesday he had damage to the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Soria had reconstructive elbow surgery in 2003 to replace the same ligament. He was examined Tuesday by Dr. Lewis Yocum in Los Angeles...
Kansas City Royals closer Joakim Soria may be headed for a second Tommy John surgery after receiving news Tuesday he has damage to the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.
Soria was forced to leave Sunday's
spring training game against the Cleveland Indians because of elbow
soreness. He retired only one batter and allowed three runs on three hits.
The hits keep on coming for a young Kansas City Royals team looking to make a name for itself again. ESPN reports that Royals All-Star closer Joakim Soria has elbow damage and that GM Dayton Moore is “worried.” This likely means Soria will undergo Tommy John surgery for the second time in his career, which
This news was expected, but Bob Dutton confirms that Joakim Soria will have Tommy John Surgery on April 3rd and is going to miss the entire 2012 season. Given that the average recovery timetable for this injury is 12-18 months, it’s likely that Soria will not be ready for the start of the 2013 season as well.
Soria will be an interesting free agent next winter once the Royals...
It didn’t take long for injuries to start shaping the face of the 2012 Major League Baseball season. Days after feeling discomfort in his throwing elbow, Royals all-star closer Joakim Soria is still deciding what to do. There’s no question about the damage to his elbow, it’s to the point where he is starring Tommy John surgery directly in the face. It’s a surgery Soria...
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