Wainwright at peace after elbow surgery

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

JUPITER, Fla. -- Adam Wainwright says he has a "sense of peace" with the elbow injury that will cost him the entire season and believes he will be back full strength in one year.

The St. Louis Cardinals' ace spoke on a conference call Tuesday, a day after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right arm. He is recovering in St. Louis and expects to begin rehab in 13 days at the team's spring training facility.

"I'm dealing with a lost season," Wainwright said. "But I've definitely come to terms with it. I was blessed with a big sense of peace. Ever since the night that I did it, I had a gut feeling that it was probably the time. My elbow had gone. The only thing that was such a shame about it was that I was feeling so great."

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