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Jaime Garcia: (Shoulder) Three Different Orthopedic Surgeons Recommend Surgery

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Update: Garcia's injury has been diagnosed as a fraying of the labrum and three different orthopedic surgeons have recommended surgery, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Recommendation: The diagnosis isn't a worst case scenario- that would be a torn rotator cuff- but if Garcia does in fact need surgery he will be in serious danger of missing the beginning of the 2013 season. The post-surgery routine would involve a complete shutdown for approximately three months before rehab can even begin. Garcia is thinking about getting a fourth opinion from the renowned Dr. James Andrews, but apparently that could take another 1-2 weeks due to scheduling conflicts. If he does decide on that meeting, the odds are good that Dr. Andrews will come to the same conclusion as the other three orthopedic surgeons.

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