Cardinals starter Carpenter to undergo elbow surgery

Updated: May 6, 2007, 5:14 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Until a few days ago, Chris Carpenter had been eagerly anticipating his return to the St. Louis Cardinals' rotation. Now, the staff ace's next start might be in August.

The team announced Saturday that Carpenter, sidelined since his Opening Day start by an elbow injury, will undergo arthroscopic surgery to trim bone spurs that have caused persistent swelling. He's expected to be out at least three months after the team's medical staff conceded that a rehab plan that called for ...

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