Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Donnelly to undergoe Tommy John Surgery

After struggling with a forearm injury that forced him to the disabled list June 17, Brendan Donnelly finally has a course of action to repair his pitching arm. Donnelly will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow Friday or next Tuesday in California. Lewis Yocum, the Angels' team doctor, will perform the surgery. "It's been going on for several years," the Red Sox reliever said. "But there was really no signs of it breaking down over the last three years until now. "We tried everything two times to come back. By doing the surgery now, it gives me an opportunity to pitch next year and four or five years down the line as opposed to just fighting through day by day and wondering when the day is going to come that it's just going to fail. That day came."

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