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Carpenter has recontructive surgery on elbow

Updated: July 24, 2007, 9:32 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter had reconstructive elbow surgery Tuesday, an operation likely to sideline him for at least a year.

The 2005 NL Cy Young Award winner, out since Opening Day, had surgery in early May to remove bone spurs and was on a rehab assignment for Class A Palm Beach when he developed swelling and stiffness on July 8.

St. Louis team physician Dr. George Paletta operated Tuesday to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in Carpenter's right ...

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