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Carl Crawford has elbow surgery

Updated: August 23, 2012, 8:56 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox announced Thursday night that outfielder Carl Crawford's reconstructive elbow surgery was a success. Dr. James Andrews performed the Tommy John surgery on Thursday in Pensacola, Fla.

The Red Sox released the following statement: "Carl Crawford underwent a successful left elbow ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (Tommy John surgery) today and we expect him to make a full recovery."

Boston's left fielder first suffered the injury during ...

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