Brian Wilson May Be Out For The SeasonTuesday, April 17, 2012 By Edwin Mendoza
Brian Wilson was placed on the disabled list after an MRI showed that the closer had structural damage to his elbow. Wilson says that he is planning on getting one or two more orthopedic opinions on his elbow. The surgery that Wilson is planning on getting is the Tommy John Surgery, one who’s average rehabilitation time is one year to eighteen months. Wilson said that his elbow seemed fine all throughout spring training. The injury was not bad until his game against the Colorado Rockies in which he threw 32 pitches to save the game. On a pitch, Wilson rolled his ankle, but won’t admit that on this pitch he hurt his arm. While pitching, Wilson recalls that his arm hurt and told himself it was inflammation. He refused to be pulled out of the game and stayed in to preserve Madison Bumgarner’s win. Manager Bruce Bochy is looking for a regular closer but for the time being says that the closer job will fall on Sergio Romo, Santiago Casilla, and Javier Lopez, all of whom helped fill in when Wilson missed time late last season with other elbow issues.