Kyle McClellan Injury: Cardinals Pitcher Confident He'll Return In August Or September

After the initial injury diagnosis of a small tear in his pitching elbow's UCL, Kyle McClellan said he hoped he'd be able to just rehab it and avoid surgery. But he sought a second opinion just in case and was reassured that Tommy John surgery would not be necessary. Now he's hoping for a return some time in August.

Related: Kyle McClellan Injury: Cardinals Reliever Has Small Tear In Ulnar Collateral Ligament, Strained Flexor Pronator

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