SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin has undergone season-ending elbow surgery after a second opinion confirmed the need for the ligament restore.
Patrick Corbin has a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament and will be out all of this season and possibly a part of the following.
The operation was performed Tuesday by famous surgeon Dr. James Andrews in Florida. Corbin revealed the operation by way of Twitter, and Diamondbacks bench coach Alan Trammell confirmed it later within the day when the team gathered for its first exercise since returning from its season-opening series in opposition to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Australia.
Corbin has a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament and might be out all of this season and probably part of the following. The sixteen-recreation winner felt discomfort and needed to leave his start last week.
Trammell was in command of the Diamondbacks' exercise because supervisor Kirk Gibson underwent a procedure to restore a torn meniscus in his left knee. Gibson is expected to be out a couple of days.
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