Santana Out For Season With Elbow Surgery

An article by posted on August 25, 2009

The Mets got a bit of bad news and good news after the results of Johan Santana’s MRI came back only minutes ago.

According to a Mets press release, Johan Santana will require minor elbow surgery that will shut him down for the rest of this season. The good news is that he is expected to make a full recovery by the time pitchers and catchers report next spring.

I know surgery is never a good thing, but considering how much worse the news could have been, I think this should be well recieved by all Mets fans and that we can all breathe a sigh of relief.

Johan Santana will have his elbow cleaned out to remove some small bone chips. Team doctor David Altchek examined Santana at the Hospital for Special Surgery and will perform the procedure, but no date has been announced as of yet.

Santana finishes the season with a 13-9 record and 3.13 ERA in 166 2/3 innings pitched.

As I wrote previously, he is expected to fully recover and be ready for Spring Training.

Get well soon Johan!!!

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