Brett Gardner will undergo arthroscopic elbow surgery next week, likely ending the outfielder's season, the New York Yankees announced Thursday. The procedure will be done by Dr. Chris Ahmad, the Yankees team physician.
RT @pcaldera: Gardner headed for arthroscopic surgery on elbow which is "likely to conclude his season'' according to the Yankees.— Gordon Edes (@GordonEdes) July 20, 2012
Gardner has struggled mightily in his recovery from a bruised and strained left elbow injury this past May that initially placed him on the 15-day disabled list. He has a begun several rehab several assignments since, but has been repeatedly shut down due to setbacks.
Doctors, including the renowned Dr. James Andrews, have been unable to pinpoint the unable the exact cause of Gardner's constant soreness, leaving the 28-year-old frustrated.
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