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Jaime Garcia may seek third opinion on shoulder injury

Oct 12, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

Jaime Garcia, Cameron Maybin AP

Jaime Garcia traveled to New York to get a second opinion on his injured shoulder, but it sounds like the Cardinals left-hander is no closer to making a decision about potential surgery.

Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that Garcia “may pursue an additional consultation with Dr. James Andrews.”

Meeting with Dr. James Andrews is never good news for a pitcher and according to Strauss Garcia’s recent shoulder injury is different than the shoulder injury that sidelined him for two months earlier this season.

“Nothing’s done yet,” Garcia told Strauss. “I need to think about things some more and talk to my agent. I might decide to get another opinion. Right now, I’m not sure.”

  1. raysfan1 - Oct 12, 2012 at 1:13 PM

    Doc 1 didn’t tell him what he wanted to hear. Doc 2 didn’t tell him what he wanted to hear. So now it’s on to Doc 3.

    • ajcardsfan - Oct 12, 2012 at 1:43 PM

      Yeah, but part of me understands the concern – even though he’s likely just trying to avoid the surgery. But if I’ve had shoulder problems, and they’re still bothering me, I’d want to make sure I’ve got it properly diagnosed before letting somebody cut me open.

  2. maynardstool - Oct 12, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    Yeah because if I was professional athlete with an injury, my agent would be who I would go to for medical advice?

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