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Carl Crawford needs Tommy John surgery

Updated: August 21, 2012, 5:27 PM ET
By Stephania Bell

Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford's brief season has ended with the announcement he will undergo ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction (Tommy John surgery) Thursday. The surgery will be performed by Dr. James Andrews.

The start to Crawford's season was initially delayed by slow recovery from January surgery to debride a cartilage structure (the triangulofibrocartilage complex or TFCC to be exact, which functions similarly to a meniscus) in his left wrist. Crawford ...

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