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Adam Wainwright done for the season

Updated: February 24, 2011, 1:28 PM ET
By Stephania Bell

Last spring it was the Minnesota Twins' Joe Nathan whose season ended before it even got started. This year it's St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright.

Wainwright, like Nathan before him, has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow and is expected to undergo reconstructive surgery, commonly referred to as Tommy John surgery, followed by a lengthy rehabilitation.

While the Cardinals -- and Wainwright -- are no doubt devastated by this news, no one can say they ...

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