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Carl Crawford to get Tommy John

Updated: August 21, 2012, 9:45 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery on Thursday, the team announced Monday evening.

Crawford has what the team termed a "chronic" ulnar collateral tear in his left elbow. Dr. James Andrews will perform the procedure on Thursday. Crawford is expected to be out up to nine months.

Crawford, Boston's left fielder, first suffered the injury during spring training when he was rehabbing from offseason wrist surgery, ...

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