According to a report from Paul Sullivan of the Tribune, Ted Lilly “underwent left shoulder arthroscopy and debridement on Tuesday“. The Cubs announced Lilly had the surgery on Wednesday and said the southpaw “will be ready to return sometime in April.” The surgery was performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum. “Lilly said at the end of the season he didn’t expect to have anything done, but obviously felt pain in the shoulder and had a procedure done.”
According to the report on Cubs.com, Dr. Yocum “found no major damage to Lilly’s shoulder and the procedure consisted of a washout and clean up of the shoulder. The procedure took approximately one hour to complete.”
With Ted Lilly out until “sometime in April” the Cubs must find another frontline starter to take his place … if they want to contend in 2010.
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