Chris Carpenter Injury: Cardinals RHP Underwent Successful Surgery, 2-3 Month Rehab Begins Soon

St. Louis Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter underwent successful thoracic outlet surgery on Thursday in Dallas, Texas, and in the next few days he will begin a two-to-three month rehabilitation process, according to an update from the Cardinals' official team website. The 37-year-old veteran pitcher is entering the final year of his deal with the Cardinals in 2012-13, in which he is slated to make $10.5 million.

Related: Chris Carpenter Injury Update: Carpenter Diagnosed With Rare Syndrome

Here is what Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak told the team website after the procedure:

"We are pleased with today's results and Chris will soon return to St. Louis to begin his rehab," said Cardinals Sr. Vice President/General Manager John Mozeliak. "We look forward to seeing Chris around the ballpark during his recovery."

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