Chris Carpenter Injury Update: Cardinals Pitcher To Undergo Season-Ending Surgery On Thursday

On Thursday, St. Louis Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery in Dallas to address the thoracic outlet syndrome-related issues in his shoulder that have plagued him all season long. The news comes via Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch who reported in the notes of his recent column that Carpenter's surgery is scheduled for Thursday.

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If all goes well with the procedure, his rehabilitation is expected to take at least six months, which means the 37-year-old hurler has a long road back to fulfill the final year of his deal with the Cardinals in 2012-13. He is slated to make $10.5 million next season.

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