St. Louis Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter will have season-ending surgery on his shoulder. The surgery will repair a nerve issue that has sidelined Carpenter since Spring Training.Get More MLB Video
St. Louis Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter will undergo season-ending surgery later this month to repair a nerve issue in his shoulder that has sidelined him since spring training. The procedure involves removing the first rib however the 2005 NL Cy Young award winner has been told the surgery to relieve compressed nerves in the shoulder could allow him to resume his career. The 37-year-old, who is in the first year of a two-year, $21 million contract, has been dealing with the injury since 2008. Carpenter tossed only 21 1/3 innings in 2007 and 2008 due to reconstructive elbow surgery and shoulder woes and he missed the 2004 postseason due to nerve issues in the shoulder.