Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery on Thursday, ending a disappointing season that started on the DL. Crawford has what the team has called a “chronic” ulnar collateral tear in his left elbow. Dr. James Andrews will perform the procedure on Thursday. Crawford is expected to be out up to nine months.
This is a rare procedure for position players, as it is usually performed on pitchers. He first suffered the injury during spring training, and missed half the season because of reoccurring injuries, but was finally starting to get back on track.