He should have done it as soon as the season was over instead of delaying it.
edmonds said it wasnt bad in september but flared up in october/november making surgery necessary. it is supposedly pretty minor but he will have to take 6 weeks off. he is slated to start opening day, but then again izzy was supposed to be ready early in the season so who knows.
the cardinals will need to keep edmonds around and
acquire some pitching if they want to win the central. he is supposedly working out a deal to defer money which will hopefully make that possible.