Oct 21, 2009, 1:31 PM EDT
Albert Pujols got some good news while going under the knife this morning, as doctors determined that he does not need ligament reconstruction and instead simply removed bone spurs and chips from his injured right elbow.
There was some concern that Dr. James Andrews would need to do a more extensive operation that could have put Pujols’ status for spring training in question, but he’ll have plenty of time to recover from the removal of spurs and chips.
Pujols has been playing through a torn elbow ligament for years and may still face additional problems in the future, but for now Cardinals fans can breathe a sigh of relief as they wait for El Hombre to receive his third MVP award.
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