Manny Corpas To Undergo Tommy John Surgery Next Week

Back on Aug. 25 when the Rockies made a miraculous comeback against the Braves, reliever Manuel Corpas experienced pain in his right elbow. After more evaluation on his arm, Manuel Corpas joins the long list of players who have had Tommy John surgery:

Colorado Rockies reliever Manuel Corpas will undergo Tommy John surgery Sept. 8. [...]

Yocum confirmed the diagnosis that Corpas has a slight tear in the UCL and needs Tommy John surgery. That reconstructive elbow operation will be performed by Dr. Thomas Noonan, the Rockies medical director, in Denver. Recovery time is typically 12-18 months.

Ever since his breakout season in 2007, Corpas has experienced a series of downs as Brian Fuentes regained his form in 2008 and took back the closer's job and then lost it to Huston Street in 2009.

He will likely miss all of the 2011 season, but when he returns in 2012 there may be too many good, young arms for Corpas to beat out.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.