Adam Wainwright undergoes successful Tommy John surgery

According to Cardinals beat reporter Matthew Leach, Cards ace Adam Wainwright underwent successful Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery today. The club’s head physician, Dr. George Paletta, performed the procedure. He has previously performed Tommy John surgery on fellow Cardinals pitchers Chris Carpenter, Jaime Garcia and Kyle McClellan.

Wainwright is expected to remain in St. Louis for about two weeks before returning to Jupiter, Fla., to rejoin his teammates at Spring Training.

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