Brian Wilson Injury: Tommy John Surgery 'Went As Planned' According to Giants Medical Staff

According to a report from CSN Bay Area San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson had a successful surgical procedure on Thursday according to team trainer Dave Groeschner, undergoing his second Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.

Renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews performed the procedure in Pensacola, Florida on Thursday, the same doctor who gave Wilson Tommy John back in 2003 when he was played in college for the LSU Tigers.

Wilson dealt with flexor tendon issues for most of last season, having to be shelved for almost two months on the disabled list. Wilson still recorded 36 saves with a 3.11 ERA in limited time in 2011, but was way off his 2010 mark of 48 saves and a 1.81 ERA. He recorded his one and only save April 12 in Colorado.

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