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Pujols has surgery on right elbow

Updated: October 21, 2009, 5:42 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Cardinals star Albert Pujols underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow Wednesday, with doctors removing bone chips and trimming bone spurs. He is expected to make a full recovery in time for next season.

Dr. James Andrews, who performed the operation in Birmingham, Ala., said that Pujols would not require ligament reconstruction. Pujols has been playing with a partially torn ligament since 2003, and reconstructive surgery would have sidelined him the ...

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