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Uh oh: Justin Upton to get second opinion on ailing shoulder from Dr. James Andrews

Sep 27, 2010, 11:49 AM EDT

Justin Upton has just seven at-bats this month and has missed 11 straight starts thanks to a sore left shoulder, and Andrew Pentis of MLB.com reports that the 23-year-old outfielder will seek a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews.
And while plenty of athletes visit Dr. Andrews and leave his offices without going under the knife, the trips to Alabama lead to surgery often enough that Diamondbacks fans can start to worry about Upton.
Upton underwent an MRI exam on September 7 that revealed no significant damage, but the injury hasn’t improved any in the two weeks since then and he also had shoulder problems in 2006 and 2009. At the very least he seems highly unlikely to play in any of Arizona’s final six games.

  1. APBA Guy - Sep 27, 2010 at 6:37 PM

    Interesting that he’s going to Anderson in Georgia when Dr. Yocum in Anaheim is much closer. I may have to revise my rule “Anderson=elbows; Yocum=shoulders”.

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