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Adam Wainwright, a 20-game winner for the Cardinals a year ago and the runner-up for the Cy Young Award, was being sent back to St. Louis Wednesday for tests on his injured right elbow amid concern that he could be lost for the season.
General manager John Mozeliak said "things do not look encouraging" for the right-hander, who injured his elbow during Monday's bullpen session.
The Cardinals may lose ace Adam Wainwright for the season.
Mozeliak stopped short of saying Wainwright would need Tommy John surgery.
"I don't want to speculate, but obviously ligament damage, that's usually what it results in," he said.