Albert Pujols Might Never Need Tommy John Surgery
Since then, he's had surgeries on the elbow after the season in both 2008 and 2009, and with those two surgeries comes good news; it now appears that Pujols' elbow is healthy enough that he'll never need the more serious ligament replacement surgery, according to statements he made to MLB.com. He characterized his chances of avoiding the surgery at about 95%.
So not only is Pujols insanely talented (Do I even need to detail this? In his nine-year career he's hitting .334/.427/.638, he'll likely break 400 home runs sometime during the 2010 season at the age of 30, and he's already got three MVP awards in the bank), but he also apparently has a super-human ability to avoid injury.
This is, of course, great news for all of us that want to keep watching a generational talent do things that no one else can do with a baseball bat. It's not great news for National League pitchers though. When it comes to Albert Pujols, those guys might never catch a break.