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Chad Billingsley has elbow surgery

Updated: April 25, 2013, 3:26 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley underwent Tommy John surgery Wednesday evening and is expected to be out for about a year, the team announced Thursday.

The procedure -- an injured elbow ligament is replaced with a tendon taken from elsewhere in the body -- was performed by team doctor Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles, and took about 90 minutes. Billingsley will begin physical therapy in the next seven to 10 days.

The right-hander had the option of undergoing elbow surgery last ...

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