Bonser’s injury was worse than expected; season likely over UPDATED

Posted on February 25th, 2009 – 1:19 PM
By La Velle

Doctors today found a torn labrum and torn rotator cuff in Boof Bonser’s right shoulder, leading to more extensive repairs than what was first thought.

Bonser is out at least six months, but probably the whole season.

My reaction is that this is a total surprise, given that he underwent two MRI exams that revealed no structural damage. It’s too bad for Boof, who had a good chance at a bullpen spot.

Still waiting for the Twins to officially announce the injury. Will check back later when more details are known.

3:42 Update: The Twins have made it official. The press release states that Dr. Koco Eaton, `found and repaired partial tears to the right labrum and rotator cuff in Bonser’s shoulder. Bonser is expected to miss six to eight months recovering from the surgery.

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