Injury Roll Call: Javy Guerra Shoulder Surgery, Chad Billingsley Progresses

Javy Guerra, following an injury-plagued 2012 season, underwent arthroscopic shoulder surgery on his throwing shoulder. His laundry list of injuries this year ranged from an oblique to a knee to his shoulder to his head.

The Dodgers expect him to be fully ready to go by Spring Training, and he’ll be a solid contributor in middle to late relief yet again.

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In brighter news, Chad Billingsley‘s rehab continues to progress well, as the righty threw off a mound for the second time since being shut down with a tear in the UCL in his right elbow. Tommy John surgery is still a possibility, but any positive sign is a good one.

As Chad noted yesterday, this is a tricky injury that can’t really be fully written off as a non-factor until Bills makes it through 2013 unscathed, because having a previously torn ligament in the elbow is certainly at a higher risk for re-injury.

Also included in that link is an update on Kenley Jansen and his heart surgery.

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