This report is 100% true. Like Kemper said, it is from the winter warmup. They said he decided against off-season surgery this off-season because it would have knocked him out of a substantial portion, if not all, or 2008. He said he dealt with it the whole second half of last season and if it happens again he will probably opt for the surgery. Myself, as a Cardinals fan, would really think if he was going to miss a good portion of the season, 2008 would be the time.....since Carp and Mulder are missing huge chunks and we have a really young outfield that just needs experience. We also have a question mark with Clement, Reyes, and still no real answers in the middle-infield. However, as a fantasy owner of him in a keeper league and really gunning to win this year, it will REALLY hurt.
Do you think I could talk him into playing through it because my FANTASY team is in contention, even if the Cardinals aren't?