Hong-Chih Kuo to have elbow surgery

Updated: October 27, 2011, 12:48 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Hong-Chih Kuo will undergo surgery on his left elbow for the fifth time in his professional career on Friday, this time an arthroscopic procedure to remove a loose body. The procedure normally is considered a minor one, and Kuo is expected to be at full strength by the start of spring training.

"(But) it's never a minor procedure if it is attached to the elbow of Kuo,'' Dodgers medical-services director Stan Conte said. "We don't expect it to be a big deal, but ...

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